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Edward White

Edward White

Born on: 14 Nov 1930
Join NASA in: 17 Sep 1962
Current status: died 27 Jan 1967
Spaceflight Position Date
Gemini 4 Pilot 03.06. - 07.06.1965
Spaceflight experience:
Edward White was named as a member of the astronaut team selected by NASA in September 1962.
He was pilot for Gemini 4, which was a 66-revolution, 4-day mission that began on June 3, and ended on June 7, 1965. During the third revolution, he carried out the first extra vehicular activity in the United States manned space flight program. He was outside Gemini 4 for 21 minutes, and became the first man to control himself in space during EVA with a maneuvering unit. Other highlights of the mission included cabin depressurization, opening of cabin doors, and 12 scientific and medical experiments.
He received the NASA Exceptional Service Medal and the U.S. Air Force Senior Astronaut Wings for this Flight. On March 21, 1966, he was named as one of the pilots of the AS-204 mission, the first 3-man Apollo flight.

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