Topic: Happy birthday astronaut Bruce McCandless (6/8)
Mike Isbell Member
Posts: 342 From: Silver Spring, Maryland USA Registered: Aug 2003
posted 06-08-2007 01:30 PM
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!
Posts: 1287 From: West Jordan, Utah USA Registered: Dec 1999
posted 06-08-2007 01:34 PM
Happy Birthday from the Bonds!
Posts: 97 From: tampa, florida, usa Registered: Mar 2012
posted 06-08-2012 08:01 PM
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 Member
Posts: 277 From: Kerry Ireland Registered: Dec 2001
posted 06-10-2012 06:27 AM
Bruce being interviewed at the press site at STS-125.