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1984: Bruce McCandless takes man’s first untethered flight in space

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ON 12 February 1984, Bruce McCandless waved farewell to the Challenger Space Shuttle and floated off into space. His only power was his Manned Maneuvering Unit or MMU, a nitrogen jet-propelled backpack. It was humankind’s first untethered flight in space.

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Posted: 15th, October 2013 | In: Flashback, Technology | Comment