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Life well lived: Bruce McCandless, first person to float untethered in space, dies at 80

While working aboard the space shuttle Challenger in 1984, astronaut Bruce McCandless became the first person ever to float untethered in space. The retired U.S. Navy captain died last week at the age of 80.
/ Source: TODAY

While working aboard the space shuttle Challenger in 1984, astronaut Bruce McCandless became the first person ever to float untethered in space. The retired U.S. Navy captain died last week at the age of 80.