艾伦·谢泼德

    海军少将阿兰·巴特利特·谢泼德是美国宇航员、海军飞行员、试飞员和商人。1961年,他成为第一个进入太空的美国人,1971年,他在月球上行走。

艾伦·谢泼德(Alan Shepard)名言

The first plane ride was in a homemade glider my buddy and I built. Unfortunately we didn't get more than four feet off the ground, because it crashed.

第一次乘坐飞机是在我和我的朋友自制的滑翔机上。不幸的是,我们没有离开地面超过四英尺,因为它坠毁了。

艾伦·谢泼德

The excitement really didn't start to build until the trailer - which was carrying me, with a space suit with ventilation and all that sort of stuff - pulled up to the launch pad.

直到拖车——它载着我,带着一套通风的宇航服和诸如此类的东西——停在发射台上,兴奋才真正开始。

艾伦·谢泼德

So everything turned out fine, and we were given the opportunity to go to Washington and be briefed on the project of man in space, and given the opportunity to choose whether we wanted to get involved or not.

所以一切都很好,我们有机会去华盛顿,听取关于载人航天计划的简报,有机会选择是否参与。

艾伦·谢泼德

Of course, in our grade school, in those days, there were no organized sports at all. We just went out and ran around the school yard for recess.

当然,在我们的小学,那时候,根本没有组织体育活动。我们只是出去在校园里跑来跑去休息。

艾伦·谢泼德

Of course I was delighted the flight was over, but I still had to worry about cleaning up inside the cabin, I had to worry about the hatch, how to get in the sling, and so on.

当然,我很高兴航班结束了,但我仍然要担心机舱内的清洁,我要担心舱口,如何进入吊索,等等。

艾伦·谢泼德

Obviously I was challenged by becoming a Naval aviator, by landing aboard aircraft carriers and so on.

很明显,我面临的挑战是成为一名海军飞行员,登上航空母舰等等。

艾伦·谢泼德

But when I was selected, after my very first tour of squadron duty, to become one of the youngest candidates for the test pilot school, I began to realize, maybe you are a little bit better.

但当我被选中,在我第一次执行中队任务后,成为试飞学校最年轻的候选人之一,我开始意识到,也许你比我强一点。

艾伦·谢泼德

I think all of us certainly believed the statistics which said that probably 88% chance of mission success and maybe 96% chance of survival. And we were willing to take those odds.

我想我们所有人都相信统计数字,可能88%的任务成功的机会,可能96%的生存机会。我们愿意冒这个险。

艾伦·谢泼德