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2012-Feb-12, 09:10 PM
28 years ago today, NASA astronaut Bruce McCandless left the relative safety of Challenger’s payload bay and went untethered into orbit around Earth, venturing farther than anyone ever before. The historic photo above was taken when McCandless was 320 feet from the orbiter — about the length of an American football field, or just shy [...]

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