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First U.S. Spacewalk

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zorg.ch
#74332 by @ 05.06.2005 00:00 - nach oben -
First U.S. Spacewalk


Explanation:

In 1965, forty years ago on June 3rd, astronaut Edward
White made the
first
U.S. spacewalk
.

Tethered to his Gemini IV capsule, White
is pictured above holding a compressed gas "zip gun" for maneuvers
in his right hand.

His spacewalk began over the Pacific
Ocean near Hawaii and ended 23 minutes later
above the Gulf of Mexico.

Of course, the term
spacewalk
is a bit deceiving as White was
falling freely in low
earth orbit
alongside his capsule manned by fellow
astronaut James McDivitt.

In free-fall, White was able to
control his motions by firing bursts from
his gun until its supply of compressed gas ran out.

He ultimately returned, exhausted, to the
two-man Gemini capsule.




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zorg.ch
#85852 by @ 20.04.2006 07:49 - nach oben -
dä hät jetzt aber garantiert de länger!
zorg.ch
#85862 by @ 20.04.2006 11:02 - nach oben -
defür nöd de schwerer
zorg.ch
#104366 by @ 26.10.2007 08:48, edited @ 26.10.2007 08:48 - nach oben -
Mer gsehts eifach ganz eidüütlich: wenn mer s bild um en paar grad nach rechts drüllt, denn erkennt mer, dass er eifach inere chli krümmte position ufeme blue/green screen (Wikipedia) stoht und dä weltall-hintergrund im nachhinein inegsetzt worde isch.
zorg.ch
#104368 by @ 26.10.2007 09:46 - nach oben -
GANZ eidütig gell :)
zorg.ch
#104369 by @ 26.10.2007 12:13, edited @ 26.10.2007 12:14 - nach oben -
rrrite

mir sind nämli no nie i de umlaufbahn gsi. de van allen gürtel strahlt viel z'übel, de sunnewind wür eim löchere, und denn erscht die interstellar strahlig..!
zorg.ch
#104373 by @ 26.10.2007 13:20 - nach oben -
ähä du seisch es!