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The Space Shuttle's Manned Manoeuvring Unit (MMU), 1983.


The Space Shuttle's Manned Manoeuvring Unit (MMU), 1983.
3 6 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 28cm


Astronaut Bruce McCandles, dresed in his spacesuit, demonstrates the Manned Manoeuvring Unit (MMU), a backpack type apparatus that enables astronauts to have more mobility outside their spacecraft. This was first flown by McCandles on the Space Shuttle Challenger 41-B (STS-10) mision in February 1984.

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