Astronaut from the ‘Most Terrifying’ Photo in Space Shares the Story Behind This Image

astronaut shares details behind the "most terrifying" photo taken in space

The man, Bruce McCandless II, in what is called "the most terrifying" photo taken in space, has talked about the moment.

Genesis, states God, simply with the power of His voice, called all of creation into existence. God's wonderful and awe-inspiring creation is vast and seemingly unending. Despite all the technological advances, there remains much man does not understand and has not explored.

However, this drive to learn and explore God's creation keeps teams of scientists interested in the final frontier. During their exploratory missions, astronauts often send back photos and videos detailing what they are seeing and experiencing.

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One such picture, which features an astronaut hovering completely untethered in space, has been called the "most terrifying" photo ever taken in space, according to UNILAD. The man in the suit is Bruce McCandless II. He has provided some details behind the Feb. 7, 1984, photograph.

Bruce, in an interview with The Guardian, explained that he and a fellow astronaut moved freely because they were strapped into Manned Maneuvering Units.

"It was a wonderful feeling, a mix of personal elation and professional pride: it had taken many years to get to that point," Bruce said.

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However, while he was thrilled with his spacewalk, others back home, including his wife, were not feeling the same.

"My wife was at mission control, and there was quite a bit of apprehension," he added.

Bruce Was Walking At A Mind-Blowing Rate Of Speed

Despite those fears, Bruce revealed that his walk lasted less than seven hours.

"My walk lasted six hours 45 minutes. And I stayed alongside the shuttle the whole time, moving 100 yards one way, 100 yards back," Bruce stated.

During his multi-hour walk in outer space, Bruce was moving at a mind-blowing rate of speed.

I was traveling at more than 18,000 miles an hour," Bruce said. "But wasn't aware of it because the shuttle was going at the same speed. It was only when I looked at the Earth that I could tell we were moving fairly rapidly."

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The photo came during a nine-day Challenger STS-41B mission, according to NASA.

"Have no fear, for I am with you: do not be looking about in trouble, for I am your God; I will give you strength, yes, I will be your helper: yes, my true right hand will be your support."Isaiah 41:10

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H/t: UNILAD, The Guardian & Video

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