June 3, 1965, Edward H. White II became the first American to step outside his spacecraft. (via NASA)
Today NASA is celebrating 50 years of space walks and has published this beautiful gallery of images – One reason we love Space so much here at Luna HQ is the sense of scale and perspective it provides. Imagine how it must have felt for Edward White to float in space, outside the cramped confines of a Gemini capsule for the first time.
Apollo 15 lunar roving with Mount Hadley in the background.
Almost 20 years later on Feb 12, 1984, astronaut Bruce McCandless, ventured further away from the confines and safety of his ship than any previous astronaut had ever been using a nitrogen jet propelled backpack.
Now imagine being Bruce McCandleuss floating in space, untethered, further away from safety than any human in history looking down at the whole earth. How do we dig ourselves out of the every day details and find this kinda of perspective for ourselves, for our projects and for our world ?
“Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world, and all there ever will be to know and understand.” – Einstein