What's it like to be in space?
Former astronauts recount their experience
- Duration 5:22
- Date Dec 6, 2012
Former astronauts recount their experience
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And that he's seen this look at it lets us.
NASA just releasing amazing images of the world at night captured from space.
None of this would even be possible without -- heroes.
I just spoke with.
As part of a special almost on the fortieth anniversary of the last moon walk ahead of the show's debut this Sunday at 9 PM eastern -- on Fox News Channel.
At a time a -- needs a look at patriots.
Once in themselves and our country to remarkable it's.
Here of a flight.
Has the power to -- right when you launch the commander.
They Scudder case yeah.
Some starts to go wrong in -- -- -- here and there we had.
Several modes -- -- that we could use all they've had to do is put to handle and -- abort.
We kind of helped him.
-- You're not gonna you're not gonna touch the board handle.
Biden then -- -- We get out of -- we're the only ones -- here.
And I looked up and -- thanks fully fuel of course and it's dancing also and fuming in -- elapsed.
Sitting on top of this 365.
High explosives after you know waiting you know -- got relaxed.
I actually dozed off a little bit we -- still grow at this time thirty seconds before launch the launch computer.
Decide it's something was wrong.
And and stop the launch so.
I -- just relaxed him.
Went -- sleep but.
You never know when you're gonna need sleep this business.
The closer we got to lift off the more excited -- became.
This was my chance.
And my thoughts were let's go let's go out trained three years -- really go.
Then the engines and live -- former Saturn.
You know that big vehicle those -- movement at the bottom.
Produces seven and a half million houses for us as they -- to control but she didn't appreciate -- golf.
That vibration came up to stack.
I couldn't read any of the dials anyway.
Because of the heavy vibration.
You can imagine driving here F 150 along a railroad track across the size.
Had about thirty miles an hour then -- have a feeling for what bad vibration wise.
So you wonder why what he went all through all these simulations.
Of launch awards.
Where you were going to be able to read the gauges anyway.
To be honest I got a little nervous is I didn't realize this post -- hard.
So for the next two minutes and forty seconds we accelerated.
And just ship like crazy the whole way and to -- first -- shut down.
Then suddenly the engine cut all things like a big train wreck he went from warning -- -- just like.
And I felt like I was being catapulted.
-- the -- In instinctively threw my hand.
And then of course the second stage -- and -- Rangel.
Well he and went back -- in -- in -- Basically helmet and I notice or resist slash.
Across the -- And I probably you know here in the rookie courtesy -- slash.
On the catch you know some grief over this.
Well and I finally collected all the -- From the others each one of them had to slash products.
Then the engine start in the second stage and it gets real -- from -- 3040 seconds later than these protective cover goes so you can see out you feel no sense of speed.
There's -- atmosphere of the national sound.
And there's nothing going by the window.
Very fast and the earth the only sense a bit of movement is that the earth this is getting noticeably smaller over.
Period of an hour to an innocent one of the most incredible sides you can see the deep blue of the Atlantic Ocean.
And do it faded into the -- the atmosphere that turned -- -- Hawaii defeated into the blackness of space in the hallway I was and that little window.
Mean these guys were amazing it -- fox was created unprecedented access.
To most of the surviving.
Men who walked on the moon incredible access incredible stories.
All guys who didn't know the meaning of can't not fear don't.
I want you to juxtapose that in an age of pointing fingers on the right and the left.
And now we did it can't do this notices this is beyond our grasp.
I want you see heroes.
The way they were.
I don't think it's necessarily true that we can all be greeted astronauts are heroes but I think it's in our DNA.
He wants a special Sunday at -- again.
One of the most enjoyable projects I've ever worked -- -- this is -- means these guys are amazing they make you think.
We have in our bones.
To be great.