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Duane Benson
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Duane Benson   2/7/2013 11:56:18 PM
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A little background is necessary for this one: Gordon Cooper, the last Mercury astronaut had a complete electrical failure - everything but his radio dead, no instruments, no control system - while in orbit. The capsule wasn't designed for pilot control so he had to manually operate the boosters with a watch and the fuel valves. After nearly dieing in space: "... that's really what we'd been wanting to do all along. So, it just gave me the opportunity to do what we'd been wanting to do."

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David Ashton   2/7/2013 11:21:08 PM
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Some of the above are a bit cynical, but as George Bernard Shaw said, "The power of accurate observation is often called cynicism by those who do not have it".

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