Earth - Gemini 4

Astronaut Ed White over the Gulf of Mexico

This image shows Gemini 4 astronaut Ed White performing an extra-vehicular activity (EVA) spacewalk over the Gulf of Mexico. This was the first spacewalk by a U.S. astronaut. It lasted 23 minutes. White initially used a 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, S65-34642)
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Location & Time Information
Date/Time (UT): 1965-06-03 T 20:00
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: S65-34642
Other Image ID number: Gemini 4-16-20
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