Merritt Island in Brevard County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
Working in Space, Two By Two
Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex
If the Mercury missions proved that humans could survive and work in the most hostile environment ever explored, it was the Gemini Program that tested and proved the skills and systems we needed to get to the moon and back.
On June 3, 1965, Ed White cracked the hatch on Gemini IV and took America’s first spacewalk. Other Gemini astronauts stayed in orbit just 6 hours short of two weeks. Ground-Control perfected multi-vehicle management. We learned to navigate, to rendezvous and dock. With every mission we raised the curtain on a score of mysteries for the astonished eyes of a worldwide audience.
Astronaut Ed White performs America’s first spacewalk
Erected by Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Air & Space • Exploration • War, Cold. A significant historical date for this entry is June 3, 1965.
Location. 28° 31.426′ N, 80° 41.001′ W. Marker is on Merritt Island, Florida, in Brevard County. Marker can be reached from the Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 405 NASA Pkwy W, Merritt Island FL 32953, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Shaping Things to Come (here, next to this marker); An Industry Workhorse (a few steps from this marker); The Power of Apollo (a few steps from this marker); The End of the Beginning (a few steps from this marker); Getting History Off the Ground (a few steps from this marker); Delta II: By The Numbers (within shouting distance of this marker); Saturn V (within shouting distance of this marker); Learning to Phone Home (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Merritt Island.
Also see . . . Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. (Submitted on July 8, 2021, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida.)
Credits. This page was last revised on July 12, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 8, 2021, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. This page has been viewed 148 times since then and 73 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on July 8, 2021, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.