Aviator

It wasn't that the X-1 would kill you, it was the systems in the X-1 that would kill you.

In 1966, NASA took over in space, and it has been a bureaucratic mess ever since.

The one word you use in military flying is duty. It's your duty. You have no control over outcome, no control over pick-and-choose. It's duty.

It's really difficult for fanatic churchgoers to understand God can't help me. I'm the only one who can help me.

Later, I realized that the mission had to end in a let-down because the real barrier wasn't in the sky but in our knowledge and experience of supersonic flight.

What good does it do to be afraid? It doesn't help anything. You better try and figure out what's happening and correct it.

I was always afraid of dying. Always. It was my fear that made me learn everything I could about my airplane and my emergency equipment, and kept me flying respectful of my machine and always alert in the cockpit.

If you want to grow old as a pilot, you've got to know when to push it, and when to back off.

Rules are made for people who aren't willing to make up their own.

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