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The nature of the shuttle was, we couldn't put a crew escape system in it.
Robert Crippen
#American Astronaut

The real pleasure was having the chance to enjoy being weightless, and the other was to spend some time looking out at this beautiful Earth that we're all lucky to inhabit.
Robert Crippen
#American Astronaut

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.
Robert Crippen
#American Astronaut

We were flying on a winged vehicle that would do reentry different than we had ever done before. So all of those were firsts. Test pilots truly love firsts.
Robert Crippen
#American Astronaut

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.
Robert Crippen
#American Astronaut

We were only on orbit a little over two days, so we had no adverse effects from being weightless.
Robert Crippen
#American Astronaut

When you work really hard for something for a long time it's almost impossible to believe that it's coming true.
Robert Crippen
#American Astronaut

You're going very fast when you're on orbit, going around the world once every hour and a half.
Robert Crippen
#American Astronaut

And, actually it was interesting because I had done a lot of traveling in the United States and Canada and Mexico on my motorcycle; and I was really, it was the first time I had really gotten out of the Minnesota area to speak of.
Duane G. Carey
#American Astronaut

And, all these things need to be coordinated; so we all need to work together, have timers going and everything so we're all coordinated and get this piece of orchestration done.
Duane G. Carey
#American Astronaut

And, I was really impressed with how beautiful our country was and how friendly the people were.
Duane G. Carey
#American Astronaut

And, I wouldn't consider myself to be a natural pilot; I've had to work at it.
Duane G. Carey
#American Astronaut

And, obviously as a, as one who likes to travel around myself a lot, I think the Earth is a beautiful place. And, I'm looking forward to some new perspectives.
Duane G. Carey
#American Astronaut

And, one thing I definitely enjoyed personally, from a selfish point of view, was exploration and going to places that I had never been to before and learning, you know, meeting the people and getting to know, new sights and sounds, etc.
Duane G. Carey
#American Astronaut

And, so I set my goals on astronaut because, as a military aviator, it was, I considered that to be about the peak of a flying career.
Duane G. Carey
#American Astronaut

And, that's what I truly believe that we're doing when we're advancing scientific knowledge is we're someday making the world better. Not only for our children, but for all people after that.
Duane G. Carey
#American Astronaut

Because when we're in space, my job is primarily getting us there and getting us back.
Duane G. Carey
#American Astronaut

Being in space, I'm really looking forward to working with this team of folks that I'm with.
Duane G. Carey
#American Astronaut

But, I have to tell you that, astronauts, rookie astronauts after they land, they say that they found the training to be more than adequate.
Duane G. Carey
#American Astronaut

I consider myself to be very fortunate in my career, my timing has worked out.
Duane G. Carey
#American Astronaut

I could do exploration in this particular career field, and it was a goal that, even if I didn't reach it, it was so high it seemed almost impossible, but even if I didn't reach it, I would still have a good time and a very satisfying career.
Duane G. Carey
#American Astronaut

I had, before I went to college, I had taken a few years off after high school and really had, I guess in those days, I had no intentions of going to college.
Duane G. Carey
#American Astronaut

I see it as one of my jobs to make sure that, it sounds ridiculous, but to make sure the folks are eating, make sure folks are getting enough fluids, make sure folks are, you know, comfortable in the orbiter.
Duane G. Carey
#American Astronaut

I think a lot of people, myself included, like to be... like to do expeditions and trips. To me, this feels a little bit like a motorcycle trip.
Duane G. Carey
#American Astronaut

I worked for some very good people who have helped me along the way and actually enabled me to have the opportunity to be selected to join the Astronaut Corps.
Duane G. Carey
#American Astronaut

I'm looking forward to coming back, back to Earth, the landing, the views.
Duane G. Carey
#American Astronaut

I've always been, since I was fairly young, I've been interested in motorcycles and have owned them and ridden them and raced them, things like that.
Duane G. Carey
#American Astronaut

It's very important, especially during a Hubble mission, that we have a lot of photographic evidence of the condition of the telescope.
Duane G. Carey
#American Astronaut

Now you're coming back to Earth, and things are getting more and more dynamic.
Duane G. Carey
#American Astronaut

Now, I've never flown in space; but the folks who have say that on landing day, you know, you've just spent maybe a week and a half, sometimes two weeks in orbit and you're used to the things happening slowly in space.
Duane G. Carey
#American Astronaut