It’s an iconic image of the ’80s, almost like Michael Jackson dancing the Thriller or Michael J. Fox playing Marty McFly in Back to the Future. An astronaut floats alone with the Earth under his feet. There is nothing around him. It seems that it flies freely through space, although its face can not be seen because it has the golden visor lowered, a characteristic that makes it the perfect symbol of the advance of humanity in the conquest of space. As often happens in these cases, the photo does not tell the whole story.

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