First American spacewalk trivia: Week 1

This month’s trivia features historic spacewalks and extravehicular activity. Test your knowledge below and check back next week for more trivia on spacewalks!

What floated out of the capsule during the first American spacewalk?

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A glove got away during the first American spacewalk. During Ed White's historic stroll in space, his right thermal glove floated out of the spacecraft, as can be seen in NASA archival footage of the event. White and McDivitt noticed the glove as it left the capsule in real time, which can also be heard in the archival footage. Learn more about White's historic spacewalk and the Gemini IV mission here and remember to check back next week for another trivia question!

Ed White Spacewalk: Week 1
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Glove floats out of Gemini IV capsule

You got this week's trivia question correct! A glove got away during the first American spacewalk. During Ed White's historic stroll in space, his right thermal glove floated out of the spacecraft, as can be seen in NASA archival footage of the event. White and McDivitt noticed the glove as it left the capsule in real time, which can also be heard in the archival footage. Learn more about White's historic spacewalk and the Gemini IV mission here and remember to check back next week for another trivia question!
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Glove floats out of Gemini IV capsule

You almost got this week's trivia question! A glove got away during the first American spacewalk. During Ed White's historic stroll in space, his right thermal glove floated out of the spacecraft, as can be seen in NASA archival footage of the event. White and McDivitt noticed the glove as it left the capsule in real time, which can also be heard in the archival footage. Learn more about White's historic spacewalk and the Gemini IV mission here and remember to check back next week for another trivia question!

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