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Mike Isbell
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posted 06-08-2007 01:30 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mike Isbell     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Capt. Bruce McCandless, who flew on STS-41-B and on STS-31 celebrates his 70th birthday today (June 8, 2007).

Capt. McCandless became an astronaut in 1966, was capcom for Apollo 11 during the lunar EVA, and became the first person to make an untethered EVA with a jet backpack on STS-41-B in 1984.

Happy birthday Capt. McCandless and many more to come!

randy
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posted 06-08-2007 01:34 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for randy   Click Here to Email randy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Happy Birthday from the Bonds!

englau
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posted 06-08-2012 08:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for englau   Click Here to Email englau     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Happy birthday to former naval aviator and NASA astronaut, Bruce McCandless. Famous in part for his awe inspiring and iconic photo picturing him on the first untethered EVA during his first of two flights.

To many more well lived years!

irish guy
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posted 06-10-2012 06:27 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for irish guy   Click Here to Email irish guy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Bruce being interviewed at the press site at STS-125.

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