Astronaut to Discuss the Next 50 Years of Spacewalking

On June 3, 1965, NASA astronaut Ed White exited the Gemini 4 space capsule using a hand-held oxygen jet gun to push himself from the hatch for a 23-minute tethered spacewalk that set the stage for future moonwalks, satellite retrievals and repairs, and space station assembly and maintenance. Fifty years later, NASA astronaut and veteran spacewalker Mike Foreman will be available to discuss with media the dramatic history and exciting future of spacewalking live via satellite from the Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston. Spacewalks and spacesuits are a critical component of all human space exploration endeavors. To date, NASA has completed 264 spacewalks, including 184 dedicated to space station assembly and 23 focused on the repair of the Hubble Space Telescope.



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