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It's a very sobering feeling to be up in space and realize that one's safety factor was determined by the lowest bidder on a government contract.

It's a very sobering feeling to be up in space and realize that one's safety factor was determined by the lowest bidder on a government contract.


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Rear Admiral Alan Bartlett Shepard Jr. (November 18, 1923 – July 21, 1998) was an American astronaut, naval aviator, test pilot, and businessman. In 1961 he became the first American to travel into space, and in 1971 he walked on the Moon.



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