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Thowback Thursday: Mission Specialist Bruce McCandless II ventured further away…

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Thowback Thursday:

Mission Specialist Bruce McCandless II ventured further away from the confines and safety of his ship than any previous astronaut ever has. This space first was made possible by the Manned Manuevering Unit or MMU, a nitrogen jet propelled backpack. After a series of test maneuvers inside and above Challenger’s payload bay, McCandless went «free-flying» to a distance of 320 feet away from the Orbiter. The MMU is controlled by joy sticks positioned at the end of the arm rests. Moving the joy sticks left or right or by pulling them fires nitrogen jet thrusters propelling McCandless in any direction he chooses. A still camera is mounted on the upper right portion of the MMU. This stunning view shows McCandless with the MMU out there amongst the black and blue of Earth and space.

Image Credit: NASA
Taken: 02/11/1984
#TBT #space #history #NASA #freeflying #nasahistory



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annaschann 14.02.2020 - 19:47

@betulkrgc 😍

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beitidhfalkrunn 14.02.2020 - 19:47

@alexis_trainaa should of got the costume like this

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tomsortolini 14.02.2020 - 19:47

@moccadisaster

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cav.y 14.02.2020 - 19:47

@carolinedibona

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nicoleacj17 14.02.2020 - 19:47

Ese era yo @cnja17

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mandcdermott 14.02.2020 - 19:47

@evange21

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landofplentyshoppe 14.02.2020 - 19:47

Is figuring out where the stars should actually be in relation to where you are over the earth just too hard to figure out? Is that why there isn’t a single star here? @nasa

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nad_polizotto 14.02.2020 - 19:47

@sara_ikee

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mgrubbs_ 14.02.2020 - 19:47

@danielhavinbyeon what do you mean by your comment? Not wanting argue I just want to understand

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lucervio 14.02.2020 - 19:47

@pepapaulo que hace batata en el espacio en tanga?

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amn.gz 14.02.2020 - 19:47

I love the earth

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rindilol 14.02.2020 - 19:47

i want gi @haiica

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ayserabiacoban 14.02.2020 - 19:47

Aaaa ben💁

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utalii.tanzania 14.02.2020 - 19:47

How can i get the astronomy or spacetrevelling documentary

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kingsaisuman 14.02.2020 - 19:47

Very dangerous stunt..

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aliedize_poncikim 14.02.2020 - 19:47

@ayserabiacoban 😂😂

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_kurbanofff 14.02.2020 - 19:47

@chicco1709

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girl_inspace_21 14.02.2020 - 19:47

Such an inspirational picture i absolutely love space and want to work for nasa one day

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realelvisgram 14.02.2020 - 19:47

Nice

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cloris.cloris.773 14.02.2020 - 19:47

😍😍😍😍

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dayand9trillion 14.02.2020 - 19:47

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dr.mundo707 14.02.2020 - 19:47

and where is a 4k Photo from far far away of Mother Earth? Can‘t finde one! If Nasa was on the Moon where is a nice picture of OUR World Ball?Much sincefiction here but nothing what give me the Truth! 😔😔👎🏿👎🏿👎🏿when i was young i wnat to be an Astronaut but today i know its only HELLSKitChen

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vaso_decristal 14.02.2020 - 19:47

La típica fotillo de un tio con el fondo puesto sin ser real

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bios072019 14.02.2020 - 19:47

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