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On This Day… The First Human To Fly In Space!

Written by: George Chittenden : 01 Jul 2019

It was on this day, 7th February, back in 1984 when U.S. Astronaut Bruce McCandless became the first human to fly in space untethered. Bruce unhooked a lifeline and propelled himself nearly 300 feet away from the U.S. space shuttle Challenger and back again, using a gas-powered jet-pack.

McCandless visited space twice during his career and was part of the 1990 shuttle crew that delivered the Hubble space telescope to orbit. He also served as the mission control capsule communicator in Houston as Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin walked on the moon in 1969.

Here at ‘The History Project’ we all think he looks like the American movie star Tom Hanks!

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