Can you ever get enough of watching Ed White float in and out of the camera’s eye in 1965 during the first Gemini spacewalk? (I qualify it that way since Alexei Leonov performed the first walk ever a few months prior to this. His is also a great story, which I got to tell in the upcoming T-Minus.) No. White’s joy comes through the grainy video, clipped sound, and deadpan framing by the NASA official.
What the video doesn’t include is what he says as he gets back in the spacecraft (after what sounds a lot like very determined coaxing by mission control and Jim McDivitt): “It’s the saddest moment my life.”