Each test pilot I know considers him, or herself, now that there are women, to be the very best. It’s very demeaning to step down the ladder once in a while.
Another real problem was over putting our helmets on for re-entry, because we all had severe head colds. They couldn't come up there and make us. Houston, you have a problem!
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|Birth:||12th March, 1923|
|Death:||3rd May, 2007|
Walter Marty Schirra, Jr. was an American naval officer, Naval Aviator and test pilot, and one of the original seven astronauts chosen for Project Mercury, America's first effort to put humans in space. He flew the six orbit, nine hour Mercury Atlas 8 mission on October 3, 1962, becoming the fifth American, and the ninth human, to ride a rocket into space.
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