John F. KennedyWe choose to go to the moon. We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard, because that goal will serve to organize and measure the best of our energies and skills, because that challenge is one that we are willing to accept, one we are unwilling to postpone, and one which we intend to win, and the others, too.
Gene Cernan at 170:41:00...I'm on the surface; and, as I take man's last step from the surface, back home for some time to come - but we believe not too long into the future - I'd like to just (say) what I believe history will record. That America's challenge of today has forged man's destiny of tomorrow. And, as we leave the Moon at Taurus- Littrow, we leave as we came and, God willing, as we shall return, with peace and hope for all mankind. "Godspeed the crew of Apollo 17."
yeah, they finally gave me a window to look out... *beeep*
-- unknown, random Orbiter ATC chat :shifty:
000:03:17 Armstrong: Tower's gone.
000:03:19 McCandless: Roger, tower. [Pause.]
PAO: Neil Armstrong confirming both the engine skirt separation and the launch escape tower separation.
000:03:28 Collins: Houston, be advised the visual is Go today.
000:03:32 McCandless: This is Houston. Roger. Out.
000:03:36 Collins: Yeah, they finally gave me a window to look out. [Pause.]
Always loved that clip, and that scream tracker module. (I have it converted to mp3 and in my Orbiter music library)