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The History of the NASA Spacesuit

By Vadim Newquist Apr 12, 2013

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In 1984, Bruce McCandless was the first astronaut in history to participate in an untethered space walk, and was aided by a jetpack like machine called the Manned Maneuvering Unit, or MMU. These devices are no longer used, but machines similar to the MMU are employed in case of emergency.

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Vadim Newquist

Vadim Newquist is a writer, director, actor, animator, fire fighter, stunt driver, martial arts instructor, snake wrangler and time traveling bounty hunter who scales tall buildings with his bare hands and wrestles sharks in his spare time. He can do ten consecutive backflips in one jump, make cars explode with his mind, and can give fifty people a high-five at once without even lifting his hands. He holds multiple PhDs in nuclear physics, osteopathic medicine, behavioral psychology, breakdancing, and chilling out. He currently resides in Gotham City inside his stately mansion with his butler Alfred and his two cats.

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