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Bruce McCandless II

Bruce McCandless II

  • Status: Deceased
  • In Space: No
  • Date of Birth: 06/08/1937
  • Date of Death: 12/21/2017
  • First Flight: 02/03/1984
  • Last Flight: 04/24/1990


Bruce McCandless II, a American astronaut affiliated with the government agency National Aeronautics and Space Administration, embarked on 2 space flights and engaging in 2 spacewalks during his/her career as an astronaut.

Bruce McCandless II was a U.S. naval officer and aviator, electrical engineer, and NASA astronaut. In 1984, during the first of his two Space Shuttle missions, he made the first untethered free flight by using the Manned Maneuvering Unit.

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