In 1965, forty years ago on June 3rd, astronaut Edward
White made the
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
is a bit deceiving as White was
falling freely in low
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.
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.