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Ed White

Ed White

  • Status: Lost In Training
  • In Space: No
  • Date of Birth: 11/14/1930
  • Date of Death: 01/27/1967
  • First Flight: 06/03/1965
  • Last Flight: 01/27/1967


Ed White, a American astronaut affiliated with the government agency National Aeronautics and Space Administration, embarked on 2 space flights and engaging in 1 spacewalks during his/her career as an astronaut.

Edward Higgins White II was an American aeronautical engineer, U.S. Air Force officer, test pilot, and NASA astronaut. On June 3, 1965, he became the first American to walk in space. White died along with astronauts Virgil “Gus” Grissom and Roger B. Chaffee during prelaunch testing for the first manned Apollo mission at Cape Canaveral. He was awarded the NASA Distinguished Service Medal for his flight in Gemini 4 and was then awarded the Congressional Space Medal of Honor posthumously.

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