Robert Crippen

Robert Crippen

Living inside the shuttle was a little like camping out. We ended up sleeping in our seats. You had to pay attention to housekeeping, not get things too dirty.More Robert Crippen quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
We were on the dark side of the Earth when we started to see outside the window this soft pink glow, which is a lot of little angry ions out there going very fast. We were hitting them very fast.More Robert Crippen quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The powered flight took a total of about eight and a half minutes. It seemed to me it had gone by in a lash. We had gone from sitting still on the launch pad at the Kennedy Space Center to traveling at 17,500 miles an hour in that eight and a half minutes. It is still mind-boggling to me. I recall making some statement on the air-to-ground radio for the benefit of my fellow astronauts, who had also been in the program a long time, that it was well worth the wait.More Robert Crippen quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
When you work really hard for something for a long time it's almost impossible to believe that it's coming true.More Robert Crippen quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The space shuttle has been a fantastic vehicle. It is unlike any other thing that we've ever built. Its capabilities have carried several hundred people into space.More Robert Crippen quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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