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posted 01-03-2014 03:06 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for heng44   Click Here to Email heng44     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

The images of the EVAs on Shuttle mission STS-41B in February 1984 mostly feature Bruce McCandless flying the Manned Maneuvering Unit. Almost forgotten is the fact that Bob Stewart also flew the MMU about 100 meters away from Challenger, which also resulted in some spectacular images. So here is a view of Stewart during EVA-1 on the way back to the relative safety of the Challenger's payload bay.


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posted 01-03-2014 06:02 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Headshot   Click Here to Email Headshot     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Nice shot.

Didn't Stewart refer to himself as the smallest manned spacecraft ever because of his diminutive size compared to McCandless? Of course both were smaller size and mass-wise than a Mercury space capsule too.

Lou Chinal

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posted 01-03-2014 07:15 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Lou Chinal   Click Here to Email Lou Chinal     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Okay, I'll bite. Who was the shortest astronaut to make a spacewalk?


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posted 01-03-2014 07:48 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Tom   Click Here to Email Tom     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Joe Allen.


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30 YEARS ?????!!!!!! WOW!!!!

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