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35 years ago Bruce McCandless took the first ever untethered trip into space
He was also part of the team that designed the propulsion jet pack.

Had something gone wrong? Goodbye Bruce McCandless.

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Spankum
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re: 35 years ago Bruce McCandless took the first ever untethered trip into space
Man, that would take some damn balls of steel!


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re: 35 years ago Bruce McCandless took the first ever untethered trip into space
Kudos to that man


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RummelTiger
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re: 35 years ago Bruce McCandless took the first ever untethered trip into space
Tom Hanks was an astronaut?


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re: 35 years ago Bruce McCandless took the first ever untethered trip into space
No stars? Fake picture is fake.


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bhtigerfan
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re: 35 years ago Bruce McCandless took the first ever untethered trip into space
Man, frick that.


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willymeaux
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re: 35 years ago Bruce McCandless took the first ever untethered trip into space
RIP Commander McCandless


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Jim Rockford
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re: 35 years ago Bruce McCandless took the first ever untethered trip into space
Dem sideburns tho


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re: 35 years ago Bruce McCandless took the first ever untethered trip into space
Nope nope nope


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OysterPoBoy
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re: 35 years ago Bruce McCandless took the first ever untethered trip into space
All he’d have to do is puncture a small hole in the glove of his spacesuit and use the escaping oxygen to propel him back to the ship.


TexasTiger08
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re: 35 years ago Bruce McCandless took the first ever untethered trip into space
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Tom Hanks was an astronaut?


Of course he was. You ever see Apollo 13?


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Eightballjacket
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re: 35 years ago Bruce McCandless took the first ever untethered trip into space
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All he’d have to do is puncture a small hole in the glove of his spacesuit and use the escaping oxygen to propel him back to the ship.

Ok, Macgyver.


EarlyCuyler3
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re: 35 years ago Bruce McCandless took the first ever untethered trip into space
It was something they did in Interstellar.


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re: 35 years ago Bruce McCandless took the first ever untethered trip into space
I remember that. Seems like NASA did that only once.


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Fat and Happy
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re: 35 years ago Bruce McCandless took the first ever untethered trip into space
Zero chance i would have agreed to that.


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TheHarahanian
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re: 35 years ago Bruce McCandless took the first ever untethered trip into space
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McCandless took the first ever untethered trip into space


He was the first that returned. I bet there are a couple of cosmonauts that either re-entered the atmosphere without a vehicle, or are still orbiting.


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Bmath
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re: 35 years ago Bruce McCandless took the first ever untethered trip into space
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It was something they did in Interstellar.


No no no

It was Mark Watney in The Martian.


Volvagia
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re: 35 years ago Bruce McCandless took the first ever untethered trip into space
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All he’d have to do is puncture a small hole in the glove of his spacesuit and use the escaping oxygen to propel him back to the ship


What, you think he is some kind of botanist?


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re: 35 years ago Bruce McCandless took the first ever untethered trip into space
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All he’d have to do is puncture a small hole in the glove of his spacesuit and use the escaping oxygen to propel him back to the ship.

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elprez00
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re: 35 years ago Bruce McCandless took the first ever untethered trip into space
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quote: All he’d have to do is puncture a small hole in the glove of his spacesuit and use the escaping oxygen to propel him back to the ship What, you think he is some kind of botanist?

Read the book. Watney was an engineer in the book who’s secondary MOS was botanist.

He also makes fun of the entire “Iron Man” incident.


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