Alan Shepard – I think all of us…

I think all of us certainly believed the statistics which said that probably 88% chance…


“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

Alan Shepard – The pilot looked at his…

The pilot looked at his cues of attitude and speed and orientation and so on…


“The pilot looked at his cues of attitude and speed and orientation and so on and responded as he would from the same cues in an airplane, but there was no way it flew the same. The simulators had showed us that.”
-Alan Shepard

Alan Shepard – You have to be there…

You have to be there not for the fame and glory and recognition and being…


“You have to be there not for the fame and glory and recognition and being a page in a history book, but you have to be there because you believe your talent and ability can be applied effectively to operation of the spacecraft.”
-Alan Shepard