Suit Up with NASA as they celebrate 50 years of spacewalking


In a photograph taken by Commander James McDivitt taken early in the EVA over a cloud-covered Pacific Ocean, the maneuvering gun is visible in White’s right hand. The visor of his helmet is gold-plated to protect him from the unfiltered rays of the sun. – NASA

NASA will be celebrating 50 years of spacewalking, or Extravehicular Activity (EVA), this year. Throughout the year, they will be celebrating the accomplishments they have reached and their future projects. They will emphasize how spacewalking helped in exploration and more advances in our systems.

On March 18th, 1965, Soviet cosmonaut Alexei Loenov was the first to spacewalk outside his Voskhod-2 for 12 minutes. On June 3rd, 1965, NASA’s Ed White exited his Gemini-4 capsule using a hand-held oxygen jet gun to push himself from the hatch and spacewalked for 23 minutes.

NASA has the hashtag #SuitUp and #JourneyToMars to celebrate their achievement. For more information on the upcoming discussions and activities, click here.

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