Happy Earth Day from Marina del Rey!

Floating Free – Astronaut Bruce McCandless II In February 1984, he went further away from the confines and safety of his ship than any previous astronaut had ever been. This space walk first was made possible by the Manned Manuevering Unit or MMU, a nitrogen jet propelled backpack. After a series of test maneuvers inside and above Challenger’s payload bay, McCandless went “free-flying” to a distance of 320 feet away from the Orbiter. This stunning orbital panorama view shows McCandless out there amongst the black and blue of Earth and space. HAPPY EARTH DAY




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