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posted 02-08-2014 02:03 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for heng44   Click Here to Email heng44     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

On February 7, 1984, astronauts Bruce McCandless and Bob Stewart made an historic spacewalk during mission STS-41B to test the Manned Maneuvering Unit for the first time. Both crewmen flew untethered to a distance of 150 meters from Challenger. Hoot Gibson took this photo of McCandless during the early moments of his trip out.


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posted 02-08-2014 03:10 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for moorouge   Click Here to Email moorouge     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Looked at this whilst watching the snowboardind at the Sochi Olympics. Could almost be there if Bruce had not forgotten his board.


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posted 02-08-2014 03:45 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for cspg   Click Here to Email cspg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Definitely one of the most iconic images of the shuttle/space programs. It held promises of a future that never came into being (also known as a prototype!).


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posted 02-08-2014 05:37 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for APG85     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote


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posted 02-08-2014 07:47 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Headshot   Click Here to Email Headshot     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Wow! Great shot. I had not seen this one before. Very ethereal.


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posted 02-08-2014 12:39 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mach3valkyrie   Click Here to Email mach3valkyrie     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Those were the days...

I remember following that mission as best I could before I got a big satellite dish and the NASA channel.

Great shot.

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