June 4, 2015 16:08 IST

Celebrating 50 years of NASA's spacewalks

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The first American spacewalk, conducted in 1965 by Gemini 4 astronaut Ed White, is seen during a screening of a selection from over 100 hours of high definition archival footage of space travel that Discovery Communications is returning to NASA Credit: Reuters
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Astronaut Ed White floats in the microgravity of space fifty years ago during the first U.S. spacewalk outside the Gemini IV spacecraft in this NASA picture taken June 3, 1965. Credit: Reuters
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Astronaut Ed White floats in the microgravity of space fifty years ago during the first U.S. spacewalk outside the Gemini IV spacecraft in this NASA picture taken June 3, 1965. Credit: Reuters