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Wally Schirra

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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.

— Wally Schirra

#considers #demeaning #down #each #herself

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!

— Wally Schirra

#because #come #had #head #helmets

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

— Wally Schirra

#end #had #military #nasa #our

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.

— Wally Schirra

#air force #airplane #canada #canadian #could

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

— Wally Schirra

#command #commands #flight #second #who

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; we've already practiced.

— Wally Schirra

#already #been #build #earth #first

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.

— Wally Schirra

#anywhere #concept #ever #exploration #get

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

— Wally Schirra

#american #american football #because #english #english football

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.

— Wally Schirra

#childhood #enough #fly #gee #go

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.

— Wally Schirra

#booster #flying #going #happen #i

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He flew 90 combat missions between 1951 and 1952 mostly in F-84s. Schirra was credited with downing one MiG-15 and damaging two others. Awards and legacy
He received:
Navy Astronaut Wings
Navy DistinguiWally Schirrad Service Medal
three DistinguiWally Schirrad Flying Crosses
two Air Medals
two NASA DistinguiWally Schirrad Service Medals
two NASA Exceptional Service Medals
Robert J.

Walter Marty Schirra Jr. (March 12 1923 – May 3 2007) was an American test pilot United States Navy officer and one of the original Mercury Seven astronauts chosen for the Project Mercury America's effort to put humans in space. Schirra was the fifth American and the ninth human to ride a rocket into space.

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