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Events from History: 3 June 1965

On June 3rd, 1965, the United States took a giant leap for humankind with the first American spacewalk. During the Gemini IV mission, astronaut Edward White ventured out of his capsule, tethered for safety, and floated freely in space for a groundbreaking 23 minutes. This mission marked a significant achievement in the Space Race, demonstrating American capability for extravehicular activity (EVA) – essential for future missions requiring repairs or scientific experiments outside the spacecraft. White’s pioneering spacewalk paved the way for future lunar landings and the International Space Station, solidifying America’s place in the history of space exploration.

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