Photographer's Note

A statue outside the National Space Centre in Leicester saying 'Welcome to my World'.

On 3June 1965 Ed White became the first American to conduct a space walk three months after Alexel Leonov had achieved the feat for the Soviet Union. He used a hand held propulsion unit and a tether to move around outside the Gemini IV space capsule as it travelled around the earth at 17,500mph. He returned home a hero.

Eighteen months later he and his colleagues, Virgil 'Gus' Grissom and Roger Chaffe, died in a fire on the launch pad whilst training for the Apollo 1 mission.

Space is a difficult place to get to and a dangerous place to be but I sure would love to get the chance to go.
I have posted a workshop picture of how it really looks in relation to everything else.

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Additional Photos by marion morgan (jester5) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 92 W: 66 N: 610] (2024)
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