Ed White made the first space walk on this day, June 3, in 1965.
@ParadeGrotesque Sorry for the error.
@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.
Reminds me of this excellent graphical summary... 😋
@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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