Duane G. Carey
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Duane G. Carey
You know, piloting really isn’t my hobby. And, it’s probably not something I’d do in my spare time if I could do whatever I wanted…
So, whenever Scooter was the Pilot, he never had a chance to fly the orbiter. So, the joke is: I’m going to have a chance…
Now, I’ve never flown in space; but the folks who have say that on landing day, you know, you’ve just spent maybe a week and…
I worked for some very good people who have helped me along the way and actually enabled me to have the opportunity to be selected…
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…
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 could do exploration in this particular career field, and it was a goal that, even if I didn’t reach it, it was so high…
And, all these things need to be coordinated; so we all need to work together, have timers going and everything so we’re all coordinated and…
Well, for me it really wasn’t a case of deciding to be an astronaut.
Those folks out in the space suits are going to be getting beat up.
Rendezvous day is the third day of our mission, and that’s a big day for us.
There’s been a tremendous amount of work that’s been done that you can’t see in Columbia.
Now you’re coming back to Earth, and things are getting more and more dynamic.
I consider myself to be very fortunate in my career, my timing has worked out.
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…
Because when we’re in space, my job is primarily getting us there and getting us back.
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…
I’m looking forward to coming back, back to Earth, the landing, the views.
Being in space, I’m really looking forward to working with this team of folks that I’m with.
And, I was really impressed with how beautiful our country was and how friendly the people were.
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