ASTRONAUT BRUCE McCANDLESS: Hey, can anyone hear me?
SHUTTLE COMMANDER: Roger, go for Challenger.
McCANDLESS: Can you open the bay doors, please?
COMMANDER: Who is this?
McCANDLESS: It’s McCandless, sir. I, um, misfired the Manned Maneuvering Unit again.
COMMANDER (looking out viewport): “Misfired”? Are you kidding me?
McCANDLESS: No sir. (Waves.) I’m all the way out, sir. About 320 feet.
COMMANDER: Sigh. Okay, hang on. Lemme snap a photo first.
McCANDLESS: Okay. I’ll just wait, I guess. (Whistles.)
COMMANDER: Is that the theme to Star Trek, son?
McCANDLESS: Yes, sir. Sorry, sir.
(Photo of U.S. astronaut and space shuttle Challenger crewmember Bruce McCandless, who ventured further from a ship than any astronaut before him on Feb. 12, 1984, via NASA)