Walking In SpaceGemini IV would be a four day flight, to further test spacecraft systems, with one more twist. One astronaut would take a brief stroll in Space.
Jim McDivitt and Ed White• Ed White would get to become a human satellite.• The crew would attempt to hook up with The Titan II (or named Molly Brown after the lone survivor of the Titanic).
White ready for his space walk• The crew depressed the cabin and opened the hatch. Using a hand held propellant device called a “zip gun”, he propelled himself away from the space ship.• He floated free of the ship. He described what a feeling of freedom it gave him.• He was having a ball.
Command from mission control• Get back in the space ship. He couldn’t make himself get back in.• Once again, Mission control commanded him to get in.• McDivitt said, you better get back in.• He spent 36 minutes as a human satellite.• The first space walk was resounding success.• Computer control reentry shut down.• Splashed down 60 kilometers off of their targeted landing point. Picked up immediately.
Walk on the moon July 21, 1969• American Neil Armstrong has become the first man to walk on the moon.• As he put his left foot down first Armstrong declared: That’s one small step for man and one giant leap for mankind.
“We came in peace”• Armstrong spent his first few minutes on the Moon taking photographs and soil samples in case the mission had to be aborted suddenly.Armstrong’s foot print onthe moon.
Was joined by colleague Edwin “Buss” Aldrin”• They collected data and performed various exercise- including jumping across the landscape before planting the Stars and strips flag. The also unveiled a plaque bearing President Nixon’s signature and an inscription reading: Here men from the planet Earth set foot upon the Moon, July 1969 AD.
After 21 hours they left the moon.• Spent 2 half hours outside the landing module.• After re-joining the Columbia mother ship the astronauts left the Moon’s orbit on July 22nd and returned to Earth on July 24th.
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