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Astronaut Bruce McCandles on the first spacewalk using MMU, 1984.

NASA

 
Astronaut Bruce McCandles on the first spacewalk using MMU, 1984.
4 0 c m
 
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 32cm

Description

The Manned Manoeuvring Unit (MMU) has small gas thrusters which enable an astronaut to move around outside the Space Shuttle without a tether. This was first flown by McCandles on the Space Shuttle Challenger 41-B (STS-10) mision in February 1984.

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