Bruce McCandless II

Bruce McCandless II

Status: Deceased
6/8/1937 – 12/21/2017
Nationality: American
Type: Government
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration

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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