[Ads-l] Alan Shepard Quotation

Peter Reitan pjreitan at HOTMAIL.COM
Mon Dec 4 02:06:29 EST 2017

There must be NASA transcripts or recordings.  This transcript starts at lift-off, but there must ones from earlier somewhere.


Several histories include the story, I imagine some of them found the original transcript or recording.
From: Shapiro, Fred<mailto:fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU>
Sent: ‎12/‎3/‎2017 14:03
Subject: Alan Shepard Quotation

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Subject:      Alan Shepard Quotation

I am trying to find the earliest documentation for Alan Shepard's statement=
 while waiting for his 1961 space flight to commence, "Why don't you fix yo=
ur little problem and light this candle?"  Any suggestions of early citatio=
ns or reliable secondary sources would be welcome.

Fred Shapiro

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