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    Content regarding the first American EVA

    Edward White II 1965-Dated Typed Quotation Signed with Handwritten Notation. A plain 8.5" x 11" sheet dated August 5, 1965, with the following typed text:

    "Astronaut White when asked why he wanted to perform the extra-vehicular activity (walking in space), he replied: Because that's what I get paid for doing. (White crossed through this last line and wrote: This was taken out of context. The reasons were much deeper than this.

    "Also: Our mission in Gemini is one of long duration. That is the purpose of the program, so of course I still feel the long duration aspect is more important than E.V.A. [signed] Edward H White II"

    An interesting piece. Flattened mailing folds. Very fine.


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