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Fiftieth anniversary of John Glenn’s space walk February 20 1962

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After that, people in America said, well, if we can fly into space, then we can do anything.

“So the American psyche became stronger and different because of the success of the Mercury program and the people who were in it,” Robinson said.

By the way, it’s apparently not true that when Glenn returned to space at 77, they wouldn’t let him walk for fear he’d wander off …

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Pardon me, but your article needs some correction. "As they had with the first satellite and first man in space, the Soviets again stunned the world on March 18, 1965 with the first EVA (commonly referred to as a "space walk") performed by Alexey Leonov from the Voskhod 2 spacecraft, for 12 minutes outside the spacecraft." "The first American spacewalk was performed on June 3, 1965 by Edward H. White, II from the second manned Gemini flight, Gemini 4, for 21 minutes, on a 25-foot (7.6 m) tether." http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Extra-vehicular_activity Jack Dumond

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