First ever space walk


This May 25, 1965, memorandum from Edward C. Welsh, Executive Secretary of the National Aeronautics and Space Council, informed President Lyndon B. Johnson that the Gemini 4 space flight scheduled to launch on June 3, 1965, would include an experimental space walk by astronaut Major Edward White. Gemini 4 was NASA's first Extra Vehicular Activity (EVA) operation.

National Archives, Lyndon B. Johnson Library


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