My Dad, Bruce McCandless II helped invent NASA’s famous MMU Jetpack. He was the first man to make an untethered space walk! I am also Bruce McCandless. I write science fiction & fantasy novels, but my new book is the true story of the first ma...
My name is Bruce McCandless III. My father, Bruce McCandless II, sadly passed away in December of 2017.
I grew up in the shadow of Houston’s Johnson Space Center during the Apollo and Skylab eras. I graduated from the Plan II Honors Program of the University of Texas in 1983 and went on to earn degrees from the University of Reading in England and the University of Texas School of Law. After teaching at Saint David’s School in New York City, I returned to Austin to practice law and retired as general counsel of Superior HealthPlan in 2019. I am the author of Sour Lake (2011), Beatrice and the Basilisk (2014), and, with my daughter Carson, Carson Clare’s Trail Guide to Avoiding Death (And Other Unpleasant Consequences) (2017). I serve on the board of directors of the Worthy Garden Club, an Oregon-based environmental organization, and the Austin Public Library Foundation. My wife and I, Pati Fuller McCandless, live in Austin.
To learn more about my work, feel free to take a look here: https://brucemccandless.com/
To Learn more about my father's work and a Skylab astronaut reunion, feel free to learn more here: https://www.skylab.space/
Leo Mercado will assist me with questions.
Edit: Bruce has work commitments to attend to so will be logging off at 11:30 a.m. CST on Friday, July 30, 2021. Thanks everyone!