Wally Schirra Quotes

Kennedy had made a mess in Cuba at the Bay of Pigs. He had to do something to look good. The Apollo program of going to the Moon was quite a goal,... view

By: Wally Schirra

John Glenn craved the publicity. I think even John would admit that. When he went into politics, that became pretty obvious! He knew how to do public relations... view

By: Wally Schirra

When people have asked if I'd like to go in the Shuttle, I said you don't get to fly it, except for landing, which I'd love to do. I wouldn't go unless I could command it... view

By: Wally Schirra

Kids today don't want to get married. Too many of their friends have been married and divorced already. They just don't believe in it... view

By: Wally Schirra

NASA should start thinking about this planet... view

By: Wally Schirra

We spent a lot of time in simulators. We were going to do it right... view

By: Wally Schirra

When a man looks across a street, sees a pretty girl, and waves at her, that's not a rendezvous, that's a passing acquaintance. When he walks across the street and nibbles on her ear, that's a rendezvous!.. view

By: Wally Schirra

When a test pilot comes off a flight, there is typically another pilot who is going to take it up, and he believes in the debriefing. You don't keep something to yourself... view

By: Wally Schirra

At the end of our NASA careers, no one had a place for us in the military... view

By: Wally Schirra

I've always thought space station is a great name. It should be like a gas station where we go for service and supplies before heading further out... view

By: Wally Schirra

Some of the wives didn't keep up with the program. It started breaking apart during the Apollo days... view

By: Wally Schirra

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!.. view

By: Wally Schirra

I saw the booster, not Sputnik, flying by, and I said, maybe this is the way we should be going, not just sitting back waiting for something to happen... view

By: Wally Schirra

I remember seeing war hero Jimmy Doolittle fly a Gee Bee racer there. He was my childhood hero. Many years later, I was lucky enough to go hunting with him... view

By: Wally Schirra

I played English football - soccer - instead of American football, because we couldn't afford the equipment... view

By: Wally Schirra

I don't think the space station will ever do anything for exploration. Putting people up there for a year or more is the only way you will get anywhere near the exploration concept... view

By: Wally Schirra

I don't go along with going to Moon first to build a launch pad to go to Mars. We should go to Mars from Earth orbit. We have already been to the Moon.. view

By: Wally Schirra

He who commands an Apollo flight will not command a second one... view

By: Wally Schirra

Dad went to Canada to learn how to fly with the Royal Canadian Air Force. He took me on my first airplane ride, where I could have a hand on the stick... view

By: Wally Schirra

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... view

By: Wally Schirra

I was told having a website would help me. I have yet to figure out why my life story needs to be on the web... view

By: Wally Schirra