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So, we have to get up and get pumped up for each day. Duane G. Carey#Pumped 68
Duane G. Carey#Pumped 68
And, actually it was interesting because I had done a lot of traveling in the United States and Canada and Mexico on my motorcycle; and I was really, it was the first time I had really gotten out of the Minnesota area to speak of. Duane G. Carey#Area 52
Duane G. Carey#Area 52
And, I was really impressed with how beautiful our country was and how friendly the people were. Duane G. Carey#Beautiful 48
Duane G. Carey#Beautiful 48
I consider myself to be very fortunate in my career, my timing has worked out. Duane G. Carey#Career 44
Duane G. Carey#Career 44
One of the jokes on our flight is that, if we have a normal entry day going, the plan is for me... to actually take the orbiter first and fly it for maybe 10 or 15 seconds and then hand it on over to Scooter. Duane G. Carey#Entry 43
Duane G. Carey#Entry 43
I see it as one of my jobs to make sure that, it sounds ridiculous, but to make sure the folks are eating, make sure folks are getting enough fluids, make sure folks are, you know, comfortable in the orbiter. Duane G. Carey#Comfortable 37
Duane G. Carey#Comfortable 37
And, obviously as a, as one who likes to travel around myself a lot, I think the Earth is a beautiful place. And, I'm looking forward to some new perspectives. Duane G. Carey#Travel 37
Duane G. Carey#Travel 37
And, so I set my goals on astronaut because, as a military aviator, it was, I considered that to be about the peak of a flying career. Duane G. Carey#Astronaut 35
Duane G. Carey#Astronaut 35
And then, when I thought about joining the Air Force, flying seemed like a natural extension of the motorcycling experience. You're going faster, higher. You're operating a machine that's a lot more powerful than you are. Duane G. Carey#Experience 23
Duane G. Carey#Experience 23
I had, before I went to college, I had taken a few years off after high school and really had, I guess in those days, I had no intentions of going to college. Duane G. Carey#College 22
Duane G. Carey#College 22
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