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    Default NASA Remembers Astronaut Bruce McCandless II



    I recall watching his spacewalk...as the first astronaut to fly untethered from his spacecraft using the MMU...https://www.nasa.gov/astronautprofiles/mccandless and the amazing live video!

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    Default Re: NASA Remembers Astronaut Bruce McCandless II

    I would have been terrified that something would fail on the MMU, but of course I probably would have been terrified just getting up there! johnnyb
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    Default Re: NASA Remembers Astronaut Bruce McCandless II

    One of the more awesome photos of his "spacewalk"...https://www.nasa.gov/image-feature/n...f-spacewalking!

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    Default Re: NASA Remembers Astronaut Bruce McCandless II

    Quote Originally Posted by combat48 View Post
    One of the more awesome photos of his "spacewalk"...https://www.nasa.gov/image-feature/n...f-spacewalking!

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    Wow that brings back some memories of when our space program was actually being progressive and trying to achieve something. If we had kept up with it we should already have a moon base with a few thousand inhabitants by now..... Sadly those plans went out the window and the Private Sector like SpaceX and others will eventually do the heavy lifting and actually finish the job
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