I had control of that vehicle right in the palm of my hands. If the guidance failed or...
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[referring to Apollo 17's liftoff]
I had control of that vehicle right in the palm of my hands. If the guidance failed or started to stray or went somewhere we didn't like or the ground didn't like, I could flip a switch, and I could control seven, over seven and a half million pounds of thrust with this handle and fly the thing to the Moon myself. And I guarantee you, I had practiced it and trained for it so many times, I almost dared, I almost dared her to quit on me. Every breath she breathed, I breathed with her. She was, she was uniquely something special, and what a hell of a ride she gave us.
Clip duration: 41 seconds
Timestamp in movie: 00:42:54
Uploaded: 28 March, 2022
Genres: documentary, history
Summary: The crew members of NASA's Apollo missions tell their story in their own words.