The U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Agency (NASA) released spectacular films early Thursday morning showing?
The U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Agency (NASA) released spectacular films early Thursday morning showing astronaut Edwin Aldrin during his historic space walk. Air Force Major Aldrin, the pilot of Gemini Twelve, spent 2 hours and 9 minutes outside his capsule on November 13, and demonstrated that man can work efficiently in outer space.
Pilot Aldrin spent his two hours in space moving back and forth along the spacecraft, plugging and unplugging electrical connections, turning bolts, cutting cables and taking pictures. He paced himself with frequent rest periods and also strapped himself to the spacecraft. Earlier astronauts had become excessively fatigued while trying to work in space because much of their energy was expended simply trying to hold themselves at their work sites.
During the space walk, the Gemini capsule was docked securely to its Agena target vehicle. Our film shows Major Aldrin working around the Gemini and fastening a tether. Then he moves over to the Agena and begins to work there. He straps himself to it, and works some equipment. Then he removes a protective cover a compartment holding tools and discards it into space.