The First US Spacewalk

Though Alexei Leonov was the first man to walk in space, the first American to walk in space stepped out into the black a few  years after Leonov. Ed White Edward Higgins “Ed” White II performed his spacewalk as part of the Gemini 4 mission. On 3rd June 1965 Ed White stepped out into space […]

Free Floating in Space

It has been just over 51 years since the first man freely floated in space. Alexei Leonov, a Soviet cosmonaut. Leonov spent 12 minutes floating in space above planet Earth tethered to his ship by a 16ft cable. Though the idea of walking in space seems to be somewhat routine in the exploration of space; there have […]

Space: The Final Frontier

We know it well from the great works of science fiction that are present in literature, on the small screen and the silver screen as well as the real world explorations of men and women like Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, Tim Peake, Yuri Gagarin, Alfred Worden, Valentina Tereshkova, Alexei Leonov, Bruce McCandless and Jim Lovell, so we, at […]