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The History of the NASA Spacesuit

By Vadim Newquist Apr 12, 2013

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Here's a snapshot of the very first American spacewalk, although it was more of a float than a walk. The historic event took place on June 3, 1965, when Ed White left the Gemini IV capsule and proceeded to inspire all of America and the world. The helmet's visor was gold-plated to protect White from the harsh rays of the sun.

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Vadim Newquist

Vadim Newquist is a writer, director, actor, animator, fire fighter, stunt driver, martial arts instructor, snake wrangler and time traveling bounty hunter who scales tall buildings with his bare hands and wrestles sharks in his spare time. He can do ten consecutive backflips in one jump, make cars explode with his mind, and can give fifty people a high-five at once without even lifting his hands. He holds multiple PhDs in nuclear physics, osteopathic medicine, behavioral psychology, breakdancing, and chilling out. He currently resides in Gotham City inside his stately mansion with his butler Alfred and his two cats.

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