Astronaut Bruce McCandless floats free above the Earth in his manned maneuvring unit MMU on February during the th space shuttle flight mission B McCandless who helped design the MMU was the first person to fly it thus becoming the first human satellite in orbit around the Earth The MMU is propelled by small nitrogen thrusters which are controlled by the astronauts hands Because no umbilical cord attaches the astronaut to the spacecraft it gives much greater mobility than was available to earlier spacewalkers Mission B was launched from Kennedy Space Center on February landed back at Kennedy on February
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