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[about the Lunar Rover] Driving that car was really something. You hit a little pothole and you've got one wheel off the ground half the time. It really allowed us to go places that we never would have been able to get to if we had to walk. The valley we landed in was about 20 miles long and about five miles across. The mountains that surrounded it just towered above everything else. We were able...
Flew one Gemini and two Apollo flights twice going to the moon. Gemini 9 was scheduled to dock with an Agena target vehicle, but the protective shroud did not eject making it look like "an angry alligator" according to fellow astronaut Thomas P. Stafford
. Flying again with Thomas P. Stafford
and John Young, the crew flew to the moon on Apollo 10 without landing. The lunar module's call sign was ...