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June 3, 2015 - 50 years since America’s first spacewalk.

Three months after Russian Cosmonaut Alexi Leonov performed humanity’s first extravehicular activity, Astronaut Ed White stepped into the void to become first American to walk in space.

White spent 20 minutes outside the Gemini 4 spacecraft, using the Handheld Manuvering Unit to jet around the capsule. The lack of restraints on the astronaut and being physically away from every object in sight caused White to claim he “felt like a million dollars.”

Since White’s historic flight, there have been 376 extra vehicular activities made by astronauts from 10 different.