Tuesday, June 04, 2013

June 3 1965 First American Space Walk

From the Wikipedia:

  • On June 3, 1965 Edward Higgins White, II  (November 14, 1930 – January 27, 1967) a NASA astronaut became the first American to "walk" in space. 
  • White died along with his fellow astronauts Virgil "Gus" Grissom and Roger B. Chaffee during pre-launch testing for the first manned Apollo mission at Cape Canaveral. 

I really don't have to comment further, other than the feeling of utter desolation when I heard of the Apollo one accident.  I could add some platitude, but I honestly feel that even at my best they would sound contrived.  So I will leave it to the reader to take a moment to ponder the triumph  and loss of a true American Hero. 

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