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We worked with the engineers in the design and construction
by 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

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

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

 

Later, in the early teens, I used to ride my bike every
Saturday morning to the nearest airport,
ten miles away, push airplanes in and out of the hangars,
and clean up the hangars.
- Alan Shepard

You know, being a test pilot isn't always the healthiest business in the world.
- 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

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We also knew it would be difficult, because of the
financial condition of the family,
for me to go to college.
- Alan Shepard

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

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

I think the sense of family and family achievement,
plus the discipline which I received there from that
one-room school were really very helpful in what I did later on.
- Alan Shepard

I'd like to say I was smart enough to finish six grades in five years,
but I think perhaps the teacher was just glad to get rid of me.
- Alan Shepard

I must admit, maybe I am a piece of history after all.
- 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

It's a very sobering feeling to be up in space and
realize that one's safety factor was determined by
the lowest bidder on a government contract.
- 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

Of course I was delighted the flight was over,
but I still had to worry about cleaning up inside the cabin,
I had to worry about the hatch, how to get in the sling,
and so on.
- Alan Shepard

You may not have any extra talent, but maybe you are
just paying more attention to what you are doing.
- Alan Shepard

Then there was the challenge to keep doing better and better,
to fly the best test flight that anybody had ever flown.
That led to my being recognized as one of the more experienced test pilots,
and that led to the astronaut business.
- Alan Shepard

So everything turned out fine, and we were given the
opportunity to go to Washington and be briefed on the project of man in space,
and given the opportunity to choose whether we wanted to get involved or not.
- Alan Shepard

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

And I think that still is true of this business -
which is basically research and development -
that you probably spend more time in planning and training
and designing for things to go wrong,
and how you cope with them, than you do for things to go right.
- 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

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.
- 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 rocket had worked perfectly, and all I had to do
was survive the reentry forces.
You do it all, in a flight like that,
in a rather short period of time, just 16 minutes as a matter of fact.
- 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

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

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

If we all worked on the assumption that what is accepted as true
were really true, there would be little hope of advance.
- Orville Wright

It is a common experience that a problem difficult
at night is resolved in the morning after the committee
of sleep has worked on it.
- John Steinbeck

World War II was the last government program that really worked.
- George Will

What motivated me? My mother.
My mother was an immigrant woman, a peasant woman,
struggled all her life, worked in the garment center.
- Al Lewis

I've worked too hard and too long to let anything stand in the way of my goals.
I will not let my teammates down and I will not let myself down.
- Mia Hamm

My mother worked in factories, worked as a domestic,
worked in a restaurant, always had a second job.
- Ed Bradley

He has achieved success who has worked well,
laughed often, and loved much.
- Elbert Hubbard

Casey Affleck is a really good friend of mine.
I know Casey a lot better than I know Ben,
even though Ben and I have worked together a lot.
- Liv Tyler

This is the man my mother lived for.
My career means something now because I've worked with Robert Redford.
- Jennifer Lopez

You get all of your neuroses worked out on stage.
I haven't actually played very many nice characters,
certainly not on stage.
It's not a quality that attracts me.
- Patrick Stewart

We worked over at that place The Plantation Inn with The Del Rios.
It was really wild over there.
- William Bell

I worked very hard and I earned all the attention I'm getting.
- Anna Kournikova

Sometimes I worked with just a background of a rock
or a tree or black velvet,
and just had to imagine the whole thing.
- Fay Wray

Roger Corman exploited all of the young people who worked for him,
but he really gave you responsibility and opportunity.
So it was kind of a fair deal.
- Francis Ford Coppola

The same things we've done the past couple of seasons.
We've worked on the engine and clutch.
We'll try and pick up the performance and consistency
of the car and go back out there.
- Larry Dixon

Let's say I was a plumber, or I worked at a factory,
I would download music, you feel what I'm saying?
- Obie Trice

The majority of directors I've worked with didn't know how to talk to actors.
- Stanley Tucci

I didn't know how well my first album had done;
it was enough to get me to do the second album,
which was a continuation of the music I'd worked on and perfected.
- Roberta Flack

My mother was a good recreational cook,
but what she basically believed about cooking was that
if you worked hard and prospered,
someone else would do it for you.
- Nora Ephron

I worked for UFA as a set designer, you know.
- Douglas Sirk

Well, this would be nice if it worked out,
but I'm not selling the farm.
- Jill Clayburgh

We worked under a lot of pressure...
three days to do an episode, sometimes two in a week,
39 episodes a year.
- Lloyd Bridges

I had some money, I made the best paintings ever.
I was completely reclusive, worked a lot,
took a lot of drugs.
I was awful to people.
- Jean-Michel Basquiat

For me, it was kind of like going into the military or something.
And anybody - any male - who has ever worked in a French
kitchen knows what I am talking about when I say that.
- Alton Brown

Real knowledge, like everything else of value,
is not to be obtained easily.
It must be worked for, studied for, thought for,
and, more that all, must be prayed for.
- Thomas Arnold

My father is a man of impeccable character who has
worked tirelessly for the United Nations for many years.
His integrity is beyond reproach.
- Kojo Annan

You've got to work things out in the cloakroom,
and when you've got them worked out,
you can debate a little before you vote.
- Lyndon B. Johnson

I worked for John Ford, Howard Hawks,
Henry Hathaway, Raoul Walsh - I worked for some real good directors.
- Richard Farnsworth

I took lots of photographs and had planned to write
a treatise on how it worked,
but I quickly got bored with that idea and wrote a
scientific fairy tale instead.
- Kit Williams

I noticed that almost everyone I went to college with
has worked at something other than the subject they majored in.
I guess that' s one of the reasons for campus unrest.
- Kent McCord

Tom is the most eccentric person I have ever worked with.
We get on very well and I am most impressed with how
he can hold an audience in the palm of his hand.
- Louise Jameson

That attitude toward women as objects may have worked for the late Sixties,
but it doesn't do so now.
- John Schlesinger

When I worked for Entertainment Tonight I got to emcee
Paul McCartney's press conference.
- Nina Blackwood

Much of the social history of the Western world,
over the past three decades, has been a history of
replacing what worked with what sounded good.
- Thomas Sowell

I worked for half a cent a word.
I'm not a fast writer to begin with,
so for the first few years I had do other things.
- Jack Vance

I'm a professional cook.
I've worked with other cooks from all over the world,
but my family is not that way - they're always lived
within 25 miles of my hometown!
- Paul Prudhomme

The people on Baywatch were about as nice a group of
people as I had ever worked with.
- Michael Bergin

Well, then we got to know each other and eventually
worked out a bit of idea of management.
- Brian Epstein

I've worked with some actors who can't act.
- Anthony Anderson

We need the private sector to create jobs.
If the government could create jobs Communism would have worked,
but it didn't.
- Tim Scott

I've never worked in politics, never been a member
of an official committee or a political party.
- Naguib Mahfouz

There were days that I worked all the time,
without a layoff, or a rest, finishing one picture
and reporting for another sometimes on the same day.
- Gene Tierney


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