Alan Shepard Quotes

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Alan Shepard Quotes

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 dont 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 —

It didn't matter who liked whom, or on what side a man might find himself, because they were all on the side of a world of very definite finite resources, and they would all suffer terrifying consequences if they drained to bare bones the world that had conceived the life of the human race, fostered and nurtured that life, which now threatened to contaminate and destroy-

— Alan Shepard

It's been a long way, but we're here.

— Alan Shepard

They say any landing you can walk away from is a good one.

— Alan Shepard

You've done it in the simulator so many times, you don't have a real sense of being excited when the flight is going on. You're excited before, but as soon as the liftoff occurs, you are busy doing what you have to do.

— 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

Obviously I was challenged by becoming a Naval aviator, by landing aboard aircraft carriers and so on.

— Alan Shepard

If somebody'd said before the flight, 'Are you going to get carried away looking at the Earth from the Moon?' I would have say, 'No, no way.' But yet when I first looked back at the Earth, standing on the Moon, I cried.

— Alan Shepard

We need a continuing presence in space.

— Alan Shepard

We're going to see passengers in space stations in 15 years, who will be able to buy a ticket and spend a weekend in space.

— Alan Shepard

I just wanted to be the first one to fly for America, not because I'd end up in the pages of history books.

— Alan Shepard

The same way people are now paying a couple thousand dollars to fly to other parts of the world, people will be paying $50,000 to spend a weekend on a space station.

— Alan Shepard

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