Edward White II

Edward White II

Engineer

First American to Walk in Space.

Client Since 1995.

An aeronautical engineer, US Air Force Officer, test pilot, and NASA astronaut, Edward White II was born on November 14, 1930. Perhaps his most striking accomplishment, being the first American to walk in space, defined his career, but his inclusion on Gemini 4 and Apollo 1 also remain defining moments. Sadly, during the pre launch of Apollo 1, he died, along with fellow astronauts Gus Grissom and Roger B. Chafee, at the age of 36.

36 minutes of total EVA time

1st American to walk in space

2 Major Missions: Gemini 4 and Apollo 1

2nd seat (senior pilot) for the first manned Apollo flight

3 1/2 years in West Germany flying in F-86 Sabre and F-100 Super Sabre squadrons in the defense of NATO

"The sun in space is not blinding but it’s quite nice."