8/ Ed White leaving the shuttle, 1965
In zero-gravity, the view is even better!
9/ First American the walk in space, 1965
The astronaut Ed White was the first American to experience zero-gravity in space during the Gemini mission IV on the 3 June 1965. The first person to walk in space was the Soviet astronaut Alexei Leonov in March 1965.
10/ Flash-back: Space walk, Gemini IV, 1965
Ed White made history by leaving the hatch of the space capsule on the 3 June 1965. The first American in space lasted 23 minutes.
11/ Eugène Cernan, Gemini IX’s pilot
This impressive photo shows Eugène Cernan, the pilot of Gemini IXA outside the Gemini IX shuttle. The shot was taken during a space walk that lasted 2 hours and 8 minutes on the 5 June 1966.
12/ Edward White floats in space, Gemini IV, 1965
The American pilot Edward White and pilot of the Gemini IV flight floats in space during his first space walk. The extra-vehicular activity was carried out after the third Earth orbit during the fourth Gemini mission programme.
13/ Water landing from Gemini V, 1965
The American astronaut Gordon Cooper is hoisted towards an American marine helicopter during a recuperation operation. He was fished out of the Atlantic Ocean after a record mission of 8 days on board Gemini V.