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9 Moving Quotes from Pioneering Astronaut John Glenn

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“You fear the least what you know the most about,” he said in the two months of continuous postponements that preceded his historic 1962 flight. As his orbiter, Friendship 7, reentered the atmosphere, he worried his heat shield had come loose, and he could see fiery chunks flying past his window. But his words to his capsule director were calm and cheeky. “My condition is good, but that was a real fireball, boy,” he said upon landing in the ocean.

Great quote. 

Can you imagine having the courage flying into space without knowing if you'll return?

In a contraption with parts made by the lowest bidders?

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