For those who didn’t know, Ed White became the first American to go on a spacewalk – which lasted 23 minutes – in June of 1965. He “floated and maneuvered himself around the craft while logging 6,500 miles during his orbital stroll; White was attached to the spacecraft by a 25-foot umbilical line and a 23-foot tether line, both wrapped in gold tape to form one cord.” Video after the break.

The visor of his helmet is gold plated to protect him from the unfiltered rays of the sun and his suit was pressurised with oxygen.

[via DailyMail]