There are really few images that have such inspiring power as that of Bruce McCandless, who in 1984 flew through space at 25 meters per second like a human satellite, completely without a protective connection to the spacecraft.

It reflects courage, great technical skills, optimism and a firm belief in the limitless potential of people.

This image is truly iconic!


On the occasion of Bruce McCandless’ death today, many media outlets commemorate his achievements.

(Image source: NASA)