June 3, 1965 The two-man Gemini spacecraft were tough-looking things, with the same black, corrugated, lunch-bucket exterior as the smaller Mercury craft but enlarged to carry two men. Only a few days after Alexei Leonov's spacewalk, Gus Grissom had commanded the first Gemini flight, Gemini 3, a three-orbit test-drive of the spacecraft, with rookie John Young in the co-pilot's seat. Now, Gemini 4 would take White and commander Jim McDivitt back up to try their hand at replicating Leonov's feat. They did even more than that. Their spacewalk was longer than Leonov's (36 minutes to the Russian's 12), and their pictures were undeniably better clear and colorful, with White drifting at the end of a golden umbilical and powder-puff clouds over lapis-blue oceans behind him. Beautiful pictures would be almost as easy to fake as smudged ones, but this time the conspiracy theorists at least in the U.S. made not a peep.