Yesterday was the anniversary of the 1st spacewalk by an American Astronaut. Astronaut Ed White spent 23 minutes outside the space capsule, maneuvering back and forth from the capsule to the end of an 8 meter tether out in space. Ed White used a hand-held oxygen jet gun to propel himself.
When it was time to come back in to the spacecraft, he protested like a scolded kid. “I’m doing great,” he said. “It’s fun. I’m not coming in.” Edward Higgins White II, 34, finally did agree to squeeze himself back into his Gemini 4 ship, but lamented that having to come back in after experiencing the spacewalk, made it "the saddest day in my life"
Here's a link to some free downloads of HD restored video footage of the Apollo 11 moon landing, courtesy of NASA
I just found this great detailed minute by minute timeline of the Apollo 11 moon landing, EVEN NOTES THE INSTANCES OF THE 1202 ALARMS!
This was a long time in the making... about a year since I started fleshing it out. Worked on it in fits and starts, but all in all it's one of my most satisfying pieces. Our Apollo era astronaut, in quiet thought, envisions where his efforts will eventually lead for humanity. Space stations rotating to create artificial gravity, and who knows what else. I think it's my most hopeful piece.