Sky, Viewed from Above

For space nuts like myself, this is a famous photo. Astronaut Bruce McCandless is testing a self-contained jet backpack called the Manned Maneuvering Unit (MMU), designed to allow astronauts to perform extra-vehicular activities (EVAs) untethered from their spacecraft.

NASA’s official title for this photo was “EVAtion”, but when the photo was posted on another blog a few months ago, I suggested a different title, which I still like: Sky, Viewed from Above.

Bruce McCandless Untethered EVA

Fairly amazing, isn’t it?