Posts: 2644 From: Netherlands Registered: Nov 2001
posted 01-03-2014 03:06 PM
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.
Posts: 247 From: Streamwood, IL USA Registered: Feb 2012
posted 01-03-2014 06:02 PM
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 Member
Posts: 998 From: Staten Island, NY Registered: Jun 2007
posted 01-03-2014 07:15 PM
Okay, I'll bite. Who was the shortest astronaut to make a spacewalk?
Posts: 1317 From: New York Registered: Nov 2000
posted 01-03-2014 07:48 PM
Posts: 73 From: soon to be Boise, ID USA Registered: Feb 2006
posted 01-04-2014 03:54 PM
30 YEARS ?????!!!!!! WOW!!!!