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Ed White made the first space walk on this day, June 3, in 1965.

@ParadeGrotesque And it is all my bad. My source (Unix calendar's *.history for) specified American, but I missed it in the heat of tooting.

@ParadeGrotesque @papa America didn't even put the first men on the moon. China has been regularly visiting for hundreds, if not thousands of years at this point

@ParadeGrotesque Tom Wolfe's "The Right Stuff" gives a lot of insight on the Space Race and American frustration at being unable to beat the Russians stage after stage.

@papa I also recommend "The Red Stuff" which is a documentary about the soviet cosmonauts, including Leonov.

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