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Astronaut Bruce McCandless on First-ever Untethered Spacewalk | NASA

While in orbit 170 miles above Earth, Navy Captain Bruce McCandless
II became the first human being to perform an untethered spacewalk, when he exits the U.S. space shuttle Challenger and maneuvers
freely, using a bulky white jet pack of his own design.

McCandless orbited Earth in tangent with the shuttle at speeds
greater than 17,500 miles per hour—the speed at which satellites normally orbit Earth—and flew up to 320 feet away from the
Challenger. After an hour and a half of testing and flying the jet-
powered backpack and admiring Earth, McCandless safely
reentered the shuttle.

Astronaut Bruce McCandless walking in space - Stock Image - S540/0137 -  Science Photo Library

Bruce McCandless II - Wikipedia

Bruce McCandless II (Byron Willis McCandless)
(June 8, 1937 – December 21, 2017)

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On February 7, 1964, Pan Am Yankee Clipper flight 101 from London Heathrow lands at New York’s Kennedy Airport—and “Beatlemania” arrived. It was the first visit to the United States by the Beatles, a
British rock-and-roll quartet that had just scored its first No. 1 U.S. 
hit six days before with “I Want to Hold Your Hand.”

At Kennedy, the “Fab Four”—dressed in mod suits and sporting their trademark pudding bowl haircuts—were greeted by 3,000 screaming
fans who caused a near riot when the boys stepped off their plane
and onto American soil.

Two days later, Paul McCartney, age 21, Ringo Starr, 23, John
, 23, and George Harrison, 20, made their first appearance
on the Ed Sullivan Show.

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The Beatles 1st American press conference. 

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