Dedicated to Susan B Anthony and all other good women in American history who have continued the struggle as well as their sisters in Europe, Asia, Africa and Latin America who have more need for feminist sociology than we Marxists might imagine.
Buzz Aldrin on the Moon in 1969: 'Beyond me I could see the moon curving away – no atmosphere, black sky. Colder than anyone could experience on Earth'. Photograph: Neil Armstrong/AP/Press Association Images
On June 3, 1965 Edward H. White II became the first American to step outside his spacecraft and let go, effectively setting himself adrift in the zero gravity of space. For 23 minutes White floated and maneuvered himself around the Gemini spacecraft while logging 6500 miles during his orbital stroll. White was attached to the spacecraft by a 25 foot umbilical line and a 23-ft. tether line. The visor of his helmet is gold plated to protect him from the unfiltered rays of the sun.