[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.

https://www.jsc.nasa.gov/history/mission_trans/MR03_TEC.PDF

Several histories include the story, I imagine some of them found the original transcript or recording.
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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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