Robert Gibson

First untethered space flight

February 7, 1984

Vintage photograph with “This Paper Manufactured By Kodak” watermarks on the verso.
20.3 x 25.4cm (8 x 10in)
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The STS-41B mission specialist, Astronaut Bruce McCandless II is pictured opposite the cabin of the Earth-orbiting space shuttle Challenger. This is the first ever spacewalk that didn’t use tethers, but a hand-controlled device called the Manned Manoeuvring Unit (MMU) fuelled by nitrogen.

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