Very interesting approach to cleaning removing moon dust from lunar space suits. Lunar dust is VERY abrasive and damaging to the suits. Unlike sand, which at the ocean is in a perpetual rock tumbler of waves and water, moon particles do not move or tumble and soften their sharp edges.
There goes this weekend.
According to Gene Kranz in his book Failure Is Not an Option, "When reporters asked Shepard what he thought about as he sat atop the Redstone rocket, waiting for liftoff, he had replied, 'The fact that every part of this ship was built by the lowest bidder.'
So it seems to be Alan Shepard.
Also John Glenn said it:
“I guess the question I'm asked the most often is: "When you were sitting in that capsule listening to the count-down, how did you feel?" Well, the answer to that one is easy. I felt exactly how you would feel if you were getting ready to launch and knew you were sitting on top of two million parts -- all built by the lowest bidder on a government contract.”
Sally Kristen Ride (May 26, 1951 – July 23, 2012) was an American astronaut, physicist, and engineer. Born in Los Angeles, she joined NASA in 1978 and became the first American woman in space in 1983. Ride died of pancreatic cancer on July 23, 2012.
What a huge part of history...On to the next adventure.
"...she does not consider deafness to be a challenge. The challenge is presented through the environment." Oh, I love that shift of focus....Wow, for some reason that was an important insight for me. Thank you. So simple but so profound, I would think, in terms of self-esteem. That's empowering.