White, Edward Higgins, 1930-1967

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Edward Higgins White II (b. Nov. 14, 1930, San Antonio, Tex.-d. Jan. 27, 1967), Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Air Force and NASA astronaut, graduated from West Point in 1952 and from the Air Force Test Pilot School in 1959. He was assigned to a fighter squadron in Germany from 1954 to 1957, and was an experimental test pilot, fighter division, aeronautical systems division from 1960 to 1966. He became an astronaut in October 1962 and was appointed senior pilot, Apollo I; made a 4-day orbital flight in Gemini-Titan in June 1965; and became the first American to walk in space. He was killed in a training exercise at the Kennedy Space Center.

From the description of White, Edward Higgins, 1930-1967 (U.S. National Archives and Records Administration). naId: 10574617

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referencedIn Hearst Metrotone News, Inc., Collection. 1937 - 1942. News of the Day Motion Picture Newsreel Films. 10/1963 - 12/1967. News of the Day (Feb. 3)
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referencedIn Hearst Metrotone News, Inc., Collection. 1937 - 1942. News of the Day Motion Picture Newsreel Films. 10/1963 - 12/1967. News of the Day (June 20)
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referencedIn Chaffee, Roger Bruce, 1935-1967. Papers, records, photographs and artifacts 1935-1967. Grand Rapids Public Library
referencedIn Biography -- White, Ed. Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library
referencedIn Hearst Metrotone News, Inc., Collection. 1937 - 1942. News of the Day Motion Picture Newsreel Films. 10/1963 - 12/1967. News of the Day (June 23)
referencedIn News of the Day (Mar. 16)
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referencedIn Light, Michael. Project Full moon photographs. Getty Research Library
referencedIn Hearst Metrotone News, Inc., Collection. 1937 - 1942. News of the Day Motion Picture Newsreel Films. 10/1963 - 12/1967. News of the Day (June 16)
referencedIn Fox Movietone News Collection. 1957 - 1963. Motion Picture Newsreel Films. 1957 - 1963. Movietone News, Vol. 42, No. 49
referencedIn Gus Grissom collection [graphic], 1960-1967. Indiana Historical Society Library
referencedIn News of the Day (June 6)
referencedIn Hearst Metrotone News, Inc., Collection. 1937 - 1942. News of the Day Motion Picture Newsreel Films. 10/1963 - 12/1967. News of the Day (Jan. 20)
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Florida FL US
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space exploration
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Astronauts
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Birth 1930-11-14

Death 1967-01-27

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