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"