James Lovell (American, b. 1928)
Buzz Aldrin's Extravehicular Activity, Gemini 12, November 1966. Vintage chromogenic print on fiber-based Kodak paper with 'A Kodak Paper' watermark on the verso, image size 9 1/2 x 7 5/8 in. (24.0 x 19.2 cm), unmatted.
N.B. During the spacewalk, Aldrin attached a tether to Agena 12 for a two-vehicle rotation maneuver. In his right hand is one of the Velcro handholds that allowed him to move like a human fly around the outside of both craft (Mason, p. 120). "Working hard at the Agena work station, 'Buzz' Aldrin did not know when I took this picture of him through the left-hand window of Gemini Xll," reported James Lovell. 'It occurred during his second trip outside and Buzz was already establishing new milestones in man's ability to complete useful tasks in the void of space. The successful completion of the 5 1/2 hours of extravehicular activity during the Gemini XII mission helped to pave the way for future space missions" (Cortright, p. 183). The NASA negative is number S-66-62782.
Literature: Cortright, p. 183; Schick and Van Haaften, p. 59; Mason, pp. 120-21; Reynolds, p. 51.
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