As we go to press, the U.S. has just sent its first astronaut on a spectacular walk in space. The picture at left is the first official launch photograph of the space spectacular released by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Shown is the Titan II rocket carrying the Gemini-IV space craft and astronauts James A. McDivitt (our cover picture) and Edward H. White in its nose section. The rocket is seen blasting off Pad 19. The walk in space on the third orbit lasted not the planned 12 minutes, but a full 23 minutes. Spacewalker White shouted: "This is fun!" as he cavorted outside the spacecraft. He was ordered several times by McDivitt and ground control to return to the spacecraft. With this spectacular accomplishment the U.S. closed in on the Soviet space lead. Who will win this heated race to conquer space? How - and when will it end? Just what is the destiny of man? Was man really meant to rule space rule the universe? Do the scientists and politicians know? Is the human body really fit to live in space? It's time these questions were answered I And they are answered in our new, highly illustrated, full-color booklet, "WHO Will Rule Space?" It is free. Write for it immediately!
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