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Ed White became the first American to step outside his spacecraft and let go on June 3, 1965.
Edward H. White II became the first American to step outside his spacecraft and let go.
Astronaut Edward H. White II, pilot for the Gemini-Titan 4 space flight, floats in space during America’s first spacewalk.
A Mercury spacecraft lands in the ocean after launched from Little Joe in a High-Q-Abort test.
The first all-female crew of scientific experimenters prepare experiments that were used during the Space Shuttle/Spacelab missions.
The Apollo 9 Lunar Module is seen from the command module during the Apollo 9 earth-orbital mission.
The former NASA Assistant Administrator for Policy and former Assistant Director for Research Applications at the National Science Foundation came to NACA in 1944.
NASA engineers reassembled the MA-1 Capsule to determine what caused the explosion.
The Gemini 4 spacecraft awaits recovery with the green marker dye coloring the ocean water.
After his ride in the Little Joe 2 Spacecraft, Sam the Monkey is safely aboard a U.S. Navy destroyer.