Bruce McCandless II

Bruce McCandless II

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Nationality American

Date Of Birth 1937-06-08

Deceased 2017-12-21

Status Deceased

Type Government


Astronaut Biography

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.

Bruce McCandless II's Launches

Space Shuttle Discovery / OV-103 | STS-31

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Lockheed Space Operations Company
Launch Complex 39B
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Space Shuttle Challenger / OV-099 | STS-41-B

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Lockheed Space Operations Company
Launch Complex 39A
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