First American Spacewalker Edward White on June 3, 1965

First American to step outside spacecraft and spend some time in the zero gravity of space was Edward White on June 3, 1965. In his right hand we can see a Hand Held Self Maneuvering Unit (HHSMU) a device which is used to move about the weightless environment of space. And the visor of his helmet is gold plated to protect astronaut from the unfiltered rays of the sun.