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One of the jokes on our flight is that, if we have a normal entry day going, the plan is for me... to actually take the
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"One of the jokes on our flight is that, if we have a normal entry day going, the plan is for me... to actually take the orbiter first and fly it for maybe 10 or 15 seconds and then hand it on over to Scooter"

- Duane G. Carey

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In this quote, Duane G. Carey is explaining a funny custom among astronauts on their flights. He describes that if everything is going efficiently on their objective, the strategy is for him to be the first to take control of the spacecraft, called the orbiter. Nevertheless, rather of flying it for the entire period, he jokes that he will just fly it for a short 10 or 15 seconds before passing the controls over to his associate, nicknamed "Scooter." This easy going joke highlights the sociability and trust amongst astronauts, as well as the extreme training and preparation that enters into space missions.
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Duane G. Carey This quote is written / told by Duane G. Carey somewhere between April 30, 1957 and today. He was a famous Astronaut from USA. The author also have 29 other quotes.

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