My Favorite Quotes
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 Valentina Tereshkova - “I am convinced that the modular structure of the Mir will be the main trend in manned orbital stations development in the next century.”  
 Valentina Tereshkova - “I felt fine after 24 hours and asked the state commission to prolong my stay in space to three days. And I carried out the entire schedule. Could I have done that if I had been half-dead”  
 Valentina Tereshkova - “They forbade me from flying, despite all my protests and arguments. After being once in space, I was desperately keen to go back there. But it didn't happen.”  
 Valentina Tereshkova - “Once you've been in space, you appreciate how small and fragile the Earth is.”  
 Victoria Toensing - “Any perjury case is a tough case. You just don't go on 'he said-she said.' You have to find corroborating evidence.”  
 Alan Shepard - “Whether you are an astronomer or a life scientist, geophysicist, or a pilot, you've got to be there because you believe you are good in your field, and you can contribute, not because you are going to get a lot of fame or whatever when you get back.”  
 Alan Shepard - “We worked with the engineers in the design and construction and testing phases in those various areas, then we would get back together at the end of the week and brief each other as to what had gone on.”  
 Alan Shepard - “We wanted to be in great shape, we wanted to be able to cope with zero gravity, we wanted to be able to cope with accelerations and decelerations and so on. So all of us trained so that we were probably in the best physical condition we had ever been in up until that point.”  
 Alan Shepard - “The first plane ride was in a homemade glider my buddy and I built. Unfortunately we didn't get more than four feet off the ground, because it crashed.”  
 Alan Shepard - “The excitement really didn't start to build until the trailer - which was carrying me, with a space suit with ventilation and all that sort of stuff - pulled up to the launch pad.”  
 Alan Shepard - “So even though we were there competing with each other for the first ride, we were still acting as a team, and helping each other in those days.”  
 Alan Shepard - “Of course, in our grade school, in those days, there were no organized sports at all. We just went out and ran around the school yard for recess.”  
 Alan Shepard - “Obviously I was challenged by becoming a Naval aviator, by landing aboard aircraft carriers and so on.”  
 Alan Shepard - “I woke up an hour before I was supposed to, and started going over the mental checklist where do I go from here, what do I do I don't remember eating anything at all, just going through the physical, getting into the suit. We practiced that so much, it was all rote.”  
 Alan Shepard - “I think all of us certainly believed the statistics which said that probably 88 chance of mission success and maybe 96 chance of survival. And we were willing to take those odds.”  
 Alan Shepard - “I didn't mind studying. Obviously math and the physical science subjects interested me more than some of the more artistic subjects, but I think I was a pretty good student.”  
 Alan Shepard - “But when I was selected, after my very first tour of squadron duty, to become one of the youngest candidates for the test pilot school, I began to realize, maybe you are a little bit better.”  
 Wally Schirra - “Within NASA, there were lots of things that were not appropriate to bring out to the public, because the press did not handle it well.”  
 Wally Schirra - “When a test pilot comes off a flight, there is typically another pilot who is going to take it up, and he believes in the debriefing. You don't keep something to yourself.”  
 Wally Schirra - “Some of the wives didn't keep up with the program. It started breaking apart during the Apollo days.”  
 Wally Schirra - “I was told having a website would help me. I have yet to figure out why my life story needs to be on the web.”  
 Wally Schirra - “I saw the booster, not Sputnik, flying by, and I said, maybe this is the way we should be going, not just sitting back waiting for something to happen.”  
 Wally Schirra - “I played English football - soccer - instead of American football, because we couldn't afford the equipment.”  
 Wally Schirra - “I had always wanted to go to the Navy. As a young kid, I was intrigued by a Naval Officer with the beautiful brown shoes and sharp gold wings.”  
 Wally Schirra - “I don't think the space station will ever do anything for exploration. Putting people up there for a year or more is the only way you will get anywhere near the exploration concept.”  

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