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50 Years Ago, Ed White Became The First American To Walk In Space

On June 3rd, 1965, Edward White became the first American astronaut to walk in space. His mission commander, Jame McDivitt snapped this picture over the Pacific Ocean over the course of the Gemini 4 mission. He later described the order to return to the spacecraft as being “the saddest moment of his life.” » 6/06/15 5:00pm 6/06/15 5:00pm

Relive 50 Years Of Humans Walking in Space

Nothing quite captures the pinnacle of human accomplishment like spacewalks — it takes a unique combination of political ambition and technical knowhow to allow mankind to wander around the atmosphere. To celebrate 50 years of humans playing in the vacuum of space, NASA has released a documentary about the history of… » 6/04/15 12:00am 6/04/15 12:00am

Check Out NASA's New Spacewalk Documentary

Few human feats are as impressive—visually, technologically, existentially—as the spacewalk. Officially known as “extravehicular activity,” or EVA, the act of venturing beyond the confines of a spacecraft in low Earth orbit turned 50 this year. To celebrate, NASA just released this documentary about the history of the… » 6/01/15 11:20am 6/01/15 11:20am

Perfect Spacewalk Photos of the Real Luca Skywalker

No doubt: the following spacewalk photos are the best I have seen in a very long time. I just cannot stop staring at the stunning photos captured during the spacewalk of ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano and NASA's Chris Cassidy, on the 9th of July, released by the European Space Agency today on its webpage and on Flickr. » 7/11/13 8:31am 7/11/13 8:31am

Watch NASA's Emergency ISS Spacewalk Live Right Now (Updating)

Two days ago, astronauts on the ISS discovered some little white flakes suspiciously floating away from the station. And now, they're already floating outside in zero gravity to fix it. From planning to go-time, this has been the most impromptu spacewalk in NASA history, and you can tune in below. » 5/11/13 8:46am 5/11/13 8:46am

Will the Chinese Spacewalk Lead to a Space Cold War?

Tomorrow Chinese astronauts will go spacewalking for the first time. The launch of the Shenzhou-7 spaceship on Thursday was a success, and for the first time in the history of Chinese space exploration, a human crew will spacewalk. This is the first stage in the country's planned development of a space station » 9/26/08 1:33pm 9/26/08 1:33pm. The…