Earth - Gemini 4

Ed White begins spacewalk over the Pacific Ocean

Gemini 4 astronaut Ed White begins his spacewalk extra-vehicular activity over the Pacific Ocean on the third orbit. This was the first spacewalk by a U.S. astronaut. It lasted 23 minutes. White initially used the gas powered gun held in his hand. After the first three minutes the fuel ran out and White manuevered by twisting his body and pulling on the 8 meter long umbilical cord. The photographs were taken by commander James McDivitt. (Gemini 4, S65-30427)
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Location & Time Information
Date/Time (UT): 1965-06-03 T 19:49
Distance/Range (km): 0.005
Central Latitude/Longitude (deg): N/A
Orbit(s): 3

Imaging Information
Area or Feature Type: surface image, astronaut
Instrument: Hasselblad 70-mm Camera
Instrument Resolution (pixels): N/A
Instrument Field of View (deg): N/A
Filter: None
Illumination Incidence Angle (deg): N/A
Phase Angle (deg): N/A
Instrument Look Direction: N/A
Surface Emission Angle (deg): N/A

Ordering Information
CD-ROM Volume: N/A
NASA Image ID number: S65-30427
Other Image ID number: Gemini 4-16-7
NSSDC Data Set ID (Photo): 65-043A-01A
NSSDC Data Set ID (CD): N/A
Other ID: N/A


[NASA Logo] Authors/Curators:

Dave Williams,, (301) 286-1258
Code 690.1, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Greenbelt, MD 20771, USA

Jay Friedlander,, (301) 286-7172
Code 612.4, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Greenbelt, MD 20771, USA

NASA Official: Ed Grayzeck,

Last updated: 24 September 2015