Celebrate 50 Years of Spacewalks with this NASA Documentary

Sonia Weiser

Celebrate 50 years of spacewalks the right way by watching NASA’s new documentary Suit Up. The short film documents the history of extravehicular activity (EVA), commonly known as spacewalks, starting with the first two EVAs. These were conducted by Russian astronaut Alexey Leonov in March 1965 and by American astronaut Edward White in June 1965. Also featured are interviews with Buzz Aldrin, astronaut and NASA Administrator Charles Bolden, NASA Deputy Administrator and spacesuit designer Dava Newman, and others.

The 32-minute documentary is part of a larger #SuitUp campaign to commemorate 50 years of space walking.

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