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 […]

The Space Race

The space race started in the late 1950s. The Soviet Union¬†and the USA were locked into the Cold War and getting man into space and onto the moon first was what the space race was all about. Of course it was a little more complicated than simply wanting to be first. The two powers wanted […]