Thursday, June 7, 2018

On June 3, 1965 Edward H. White II became the first American to step outside a spacecraft and let go - drifting for 23 minutes and 6500 miles. He was attached by umbilical and tether lines wrapped in gold tape and his visor was gold plated to protect him from unfiltered solar rays. [3000 × 3094] via /r/spaceporn