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1/ 54 years ago today, #Gemini 9 #astronaut Gene Cernan was in trouble.
In space.
Alone.
In the dark.
No one could hear him.
His heart raced at 180 beats per minute.
His breathing labored.
His skin so flushed that he looked sunburnt...
@AFResearchLab @pilliarscreatio
2/ Sweat poured down his face & into his eyes.
His visor fogged over so badly that he couldn't see anyway.
His back was even hotter than the rest of him, meaning only one thing: his space suit was badly torn.

Cernan called it the “spacewalk from hell.”
3/ What was Cernan doing?
Trying to test the @AFResearchLab Air Force's Astronaut Maneuvering Unit (AMU), the first "jet pack" in space. Thanks to overconfidence, ignorance, & bad luck it ended up as the biggest missed opportunity of the Gemini program.
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We're welcoming @astro_luca to #ESRIN near Rome in Italy this morning for his final European press conference before he is launched to the @Space_Station in July! There're exciting times ahead for this seasoned @esa #astronaut 👨‍🚀 See more #MissionBeyond
We’re in the hall at #ESRIN as media are starting to gather. Did you know @esa establishment ESRIN is ESA’s centre for Earth observation? Last year the team celebrated its 50 year anniversary 🎉 @ESA_EO
"When you are inspired, you are motivated to do something better for our world." – Jan Wörner. Every €1 invested in space creates €6 in economic returns, but even more valuable is the curiosity it inspires. Learn more about your contribution esa.int/spaceinimages/… #Space19Plus
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