In the United States died astronaut McCandless, who performed the first ever spacewalk without insurance

In the United States at the age of 80 years died the astronaut Bruce McCandless, who made the first ever spacewalk without insurance. This is stated in the message of NASA.

«Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of Bruce. It will always remember the legendary photo of the flight in a manned maneuvering module», – noted in NASA.

The astronaut died on the 21st of December.

Retired captain of the naval forces of the United States McCandless was one of 19 astronauts selected by NASA in April 1966. He was a member of the support team of astronauts of mission «Apollo-14», backup pilot of the first mission of the crew of Skylab. In 1984, he first performed a spacewalk, and in 1990 helped to put into orbit a space telescope «Hubble».




In the United States died astronaut McCandless, who performed the first ever spacewalk without insurance 24.12.2017

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