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2005-05-01 12:35:00

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- The first man to fly freely and untethered in space, famously photographed alone in the cosmic blackness above a blue Earth, was inducted into the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame on Saturday. Retired astronaut Bruce McCandless became the first so-called human satellite in 1984. The dramatic scene of McCandless flying with a hefty spacewalker's jetpack, but with his face invisible behind his helmet, remains one of the greatest space photos of all time. "For those of...


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