Bruce McCandless II

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Birthday
8, 1937
Birthplace
Boston, MA
Death Date
Dec 21, 2017 (80)
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
8, 1937
Birthplace
Boston, MA
Death Date
Dec 21, 2017 (80)

About

Astronaut who made the first untethered free flight in space.

Before Fame

He graduated second in his class at the U.S. Naval Academy.

Trivia

He served as CAPCOM (Capsule Communicator) to Apollo 11 when Neil Armstrong walked on the moon, talking to the crew from the ground.

Family Life

He married Bernice Doyle and had two children. He also married Ellen Shields.

Associated With

He spoke to Neil Armstrong as he took his first steps on the moon.