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Pete Conrad
(2 Jun 1930 - 8 Jul 1999)

American astronaut.


Science Quotes by Pete Conrad (5 quotes)

[Answering whether there was life in other worlds, he said there probably was.] After all, there's plenty of unearthly looking things moving around in my refrigerator, so there's always a chance of life springing up almost anywhere.
— Pete Conrad
In Keith Colquhoun and Ann Wroe, Economist Book of Obituaries (2008), 79.
Science quotes on:  |  Chance (160)  |  Life (1131)  |  Origin Of Life (35)  |  Refrigerator (5)

I fully expect that NASA will send me back to the Moon as they treated Senator [John] Glenn, and if they don't do otherwise, why, then I'll have to do it myself.
About looking forward to the day he turned 77.
— Pete Conrad
Interview with Associated Press, as quoted in Peter Bond, 'Obituary: Charles Conrad Jnr', The Independent (10 Jul 1999).
Science quotes on:  |  Expectation (55)  |  John Glenn, Jr. (33)  |  Moon (199)  |  Old Age (21)  |  Space Flight (23)

The flight was extremely normal ... for the first 36 seconds then after that got very interesting.
About the Apollo 12 launch, during which two electrical discharges almost ended the mission.
— Pete Conrad
Quoted in Air & Space Smithsonian (2000), 15, 74.
Science quotes on:  |  Interesting (48)  |  Malfunction (3)  |  Normal (28)  |  Space Flight (23)

Time flies when you're having fun, and I've been having fun for the last thirty years.
Reflecting on the upcoming 30th anniversary of Apollo 11.
— Pete Conrad
As quoted in Peter Bond, 'Obituary: Charles Conrad, Jnr.', The Independent (10 Jul 1999)
Science quotes on:  |  Fun (34)  |  Time (595)  |  Time Flies (2)

Whoopie! Man, that may have been a small one for Neil but that’s a long one for me.
(Commenting as the third man to step on the lunar surface, though of smaller stature, 5' 6", than Neil Armstrong.)
— Pete Conrad
Spoken as Commander of the Apollo 12 lunar landing (1969). In British Broadcasting Corporation, The Listener (1969), 82, 729. On the previous Apollo 11 landing, Armstrong's famous remark had been "one small step for [a] man, one giant leap for mankind." At 5' 6", Conrad was six inches shorter than Armstrong.
Science quotes on:  |  Neil Armstrong (16)  |  Long (174)  |  Moon (199)  |  Small (163)  |  Step (110)


See also:
  • 2 Jun - short biography, births, deaths and events on date of Conrad's birth.
  • Rocketman: Astronaut Pete Conrad's Incredible Ride to the Moon and Beyond, by Nancy Conrad, et al. - book suggestion.

Carl Sagan Thumbnail In science it often happens that scientists say, 'You know that's a really good argument; my position is mistaken,' and then they would actually change their minds and you never hear that old view from them again. They really do it. It doesn't happen as often as it should, because scientists are human and change is sometimes painful. But it happens every day. I cannot recall the last time something like that happened in politics or religion. (1987) -- Carl Sagan
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