Latest Manned Maneuvering Unit Stories
NASA Television will provide live coverage of the 2009 US Astronaut Hall of Fame induction ceremony on Saturday, May 2, at 3 pm EDT.
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.
Challenger launched from Kennedy Space Center on February 3, 1884 at 8:00 PM EST and landed at Kennedy Space Center on February 11, 1984 at 7:15 AM EST. The shuttle orbited 128 times at an altitude of 189 nautical miles, at an inclination of 28.5 degrees, and travelled 3.3 million miles. The mission lasted 7 days, 23 hours, 15 minutes, and 55 seconds. The highlights of the mission were the first untethered space walks were made by McCandless and Stewart using a manned maneuvering unit. In...
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