First Un-tethered Space Walk – 1984

On this day (February 7) in 1984 — The first un-tethered space-walk is achieved by Captain Bruce McCandless.

McCandless and Robert L. Stewart performed 2 Spacewalks during this mission on the 7th and again on the 9th of February.

He flew as a mission specialist on STS-41-B and STS-31.

McCandless logged over 312 hours in space, including four hours of MMU flight time.[