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youhavetodie.wav(278K) youhavetodie.mp3(127K) youhavetodie.m4r(iPhone ringtone)
Girl at Pancho's (O-Lan Shepard): "I was looking at the pictures on your wall. And I was wondering, how come a fancy pilot like Slick over there doesn't have his picture up there? What do you have to do to get your picture up there, anyway?"
Pancho Barnes (Kim Stanley): "You have to die, sweetie."
cantbebroke.wav(1095K) cantbebroke.mp3(497K) cantbebroke.m4r(iPhone ringtone)
Slick Goodlin: "Some people say the sound barrier can't be broke. an engineer will tell you it's an absolute, like the firmness of the earth. The sound barrier is a farm that you can buy in the sky. They'll tell you the controls will freeze up. You can't budge the stick. They'll tell you anybody tries to break it will auger in. Well, now, maybe it can't be broke. Then again... maybe it can. Maybe it can only be broke for a specified sum."
exists.wav(302K) exists.mp3(137K) exists.m4r(iPhone ringtone)
Chuck Yeager (Sam Shepard): "Well, I'll tell you what. Half these engineers have never been off the ground, you know. I mean, they're liable to tell you that the sound barrier's a brick wall in the sky. It'll rip your ears off if you try to go through it. If you ask me, I don't even believe the damn thing even exists."
bignews.wav(785K) bignews.mp3(357K) bignews.m4r(iPhone ringtone)
Air Force Officer: "Who you calling?"
Liaison Man (David Clennon): "The press. This is big news. The sound barrier's finally been broken."
Air Force Officer: "No, sir. No press."
Liaison Man: "What?"
Air Force Officer: "No word of this is to go beyond the flight line."
Liaison Man: "Well, what's going on here. This is big news. We need coverage of this."
Air Force Officer: "No, sir. Sorry, no press. Those are orders. National security."
Liaison Man: "But the war's over!"
Air Force Officer: "Well, look, pal, maybe they don't want someone to know."
Liaison Man: "Who?"
Air Force Officer: "Well, the Russians, maybe."
Liaison Man: "The Russians, they're our allies!"
Air Force Officer: "Well, anyway, someone figured it out that way, and that's the way it is."
pyramid.wav(374K) pyramid.mp3(170K) pyramid.m4r(iPhone ringtone)
Liaison Man: "Word will get out, Major. Maybe not to the press, not to the general public. But pretty soon, every fighter jock, every rocket ace, every rat-racer in the country will be headed this way. Each one of them, wanting to push the outside of the envelope and get to the top of the pyramid."
pudknockers.wav(369K) pudknockers.mp3(168K) pudknockers.m4r(iPhone ringtone)
Pancho Barnes: "I tell you, we got two categories of pilots around here. We got your prime pilots that get all the hot planes and we got your pudknockers who dream about getting the hot planes. Now what are you two pudknockers going to have, huh?"
fiveyears.wav(282K) fiveyears.mp3(129K) fiveyears.m4r(iPhone ringtone)
Deke Slayton (Scott Paulin): "Look at old Yeager. On top of the pyramid for five bleepdamn years. Every time somebody goes faster, he just goes up again. He stays the fastest man alive."
cutthroat.wav(655K) cutthroat.mp3(298K) cutthroat.m4r(iPhone ringtone)
Trudy Cooper (Pamala Reed): "I went back East for a reunion and all my friends could talk about their husbands' work. How dog-eat-dog and cutthroat it was on Madison Avenue, places like that. Cutthroat? I wondered how they would have felt if each time their husband went in to make a deal, there was a one in four chance he wouldn't come out of that meeting."
men.wav(124K) men.mp3(57K) men.m4r(iPhone ringtone)
Betty Grissom (Veronica Cartwright): "Men, sometimes they're such... bleepholes."
coverage.wav(353K) coverage.mp3(161K) coverage.m4r(iPhone ringtone)
Liaison Man: "You need something more than speed records in this day and age. You need coverage."
Chuck Yeager: "Coverage? Oh, you mean them root weevils that crawl around popping off cameras in your face?"
Liaison Man: "Those root weevils write history."
Chuck Yeager: "Well, let them write the damn history and let the pilots fly the airplanes."
funding.wav(366K) funding.mp3(167K) funding.m4r(iPhone ringtone)
Liaison Man: "Funding. That's what makes the ships go up. I'll tell you something, and you guys, too. No bucks, no Buck Rogers. Whoever gets the funding, gets the technology. Whoever gets the technology stays on top."
sputnik.wav(25K) sputnik.mp3(12K) sputnik.m4r(iPhone ringtone)
Recruiter #1 (Jeff Goldblum): "It's called Sputnik!"
ourgermans.wav(47K) ourgermans.mp3(22K) ourgermans.m4r(iPhone ringtone)
Chief Scientist (Scott Beach): "Our Germans are better than their Germans."
jimp.wav(877K) jimp.mp3(398K) jimp.m4r(iPhone ringtone)
Chief Scientist: "I agree with those who say we could launch a pod."
Lyndon B. Johnson (Donald Moffat): "A pot?"
Chief Scientist: "A pod! A capsule. Now, we would be in full control of this pod. It will go up like a cannonball, and come down like, uh, a cannonball, uh, splashing down in the water, the ocean, with a parachute to spare the life of the specimen inside."
Lyndon Johnson: "Spaceman?"
Chief Scientist: "Spe-ci-men."
Lyndon Johnson: "Well, what kind of 'spe-ci-men'? "
Chief Scientist: "A tough one. Responsive to orders. I had in mind a chimp."
Lyndon Johnson: "Jimp? Well what the hell is a jimp?"
Chief Scientist: "A chimp. A-a-a chimpanzee, Senator. An ape."
rightstuff.wav(191K) rightstuff.mp3(87K) rightstuff.m4r(iPhone ringtone)
Recruiter #2 (Harry Shearer): "The best test pilots in the world."
Recruiter #1: "Here?"
Recruiter #2: "Yeah. They got some kind of little brotherhood. They keep thinking they got the right stuff."
cleanglass.wav(82K) cleanglass.mp3(38K) cleanglass.m4r(iPhone ringtone)
Recruiter #2: "I'd like a Coca-Cola."
Fred (Chuck Yeager): "Coke?"
Recruiter #2: "Uh-huh. In a clean glass."
josejimenez.wav(257K) josejimenez.mp3(117K) josejimenez.m4r(iPhone ringtone)
Jose Jimenez (Bill Dana): "My name, Jose Jimenez."
Ed Sullivan (Himself): "Well, now I see you have some of your space equipment with you. Uh, what is that called, the crash helmet?"
Jose Jimenez : "Oh, I hope not."
josejimenez2.wav(188K) josejimenez2.mp3(86K) josejimenez2.m4r(iPhone ringtone)
Alan Shepard (Scott Glenn): "Jose Jimenez on approach."
Landing Pad Personnel: "Say again?"
Alan Shepard: "My name, Jose Jimenez."
dangerous.wav(202K) dangerous.mp3(92K) dangerous.m4r(iPhone ringtone)
Recruiter #2: "If you decide not to volunteer it will not be held against you in any way."
Alan Shepard: "Sounds dangerous."
Recruiter #1 and 2: "It is. It's very dangerous. Very."
Alan Shepard: "Count me in."
youwantwhat.wav(705K) youwantwhat.mp3(321K) youwantwhat.m4r(iPhone ringtone)
Gordon 'Gordo' Cooper (Dennis Quaid): "You wa-- You want what in there?"
Nurse Murch (Jane Dornacker): "Sperm."
Gordo Cooper: "What for?"
Nurse Murch: "Sperm motility factors."
Gordo Cooper: "Yeah, bit, uh, nurse, how am I supposed to, uh..."
Nurse Murch: "The best results seem to be obtained through fantasization accompanied by masturbation followed by ejaculation."
Gordo Cooper: "Well, that sounds easy enough."
gonnamakeit.wav(120K) gonnamakeit.mp3(55K) gonnamakeit.m4r(iPhone ringtone)
Alan Shepard: "How am I doing?"
Gonzales (Anthony Munoz): "I think you're gonna make it, man. I think you're gonna be an Astronaut."
inacountry.wav(122K) inacountry.mp3(56K) inacountry.m4r(iPhone ringtone)
John Glenn (Ed Harris): "I just thank God I live in a country where the best and finest in a man can be brought out."
youcanbegus.wav(894K) youcanbegus.mp3(406K) youcanbegus.m4r(iPhone ringtone)
Eric Sevareid: "Virgil I. Grissom. Or..."
Gus Grissom (Fred Ward): "Gus."
Eric Sevareid: "What was that?"
Gus Grissom: "Gus. Nobody calls me by that other name."
Eric Sevareid: "Gus? An Astronaut named Gus? What's your middle name?"
Gus Grissom: "Ivan."
Eric Sevareid: "Ivan. Well... Maybe, Gus isn't so bad. Might be something there. Alright. Alright, you can be Gus."
blastoff.wav(360K) blastoff.mp3(164K) blastoff.m4r(iPhone ringtone)
Ed Sullivan: "Now, what do you consider the most important thing in rocket travel?"
Jose Jimenez: "To me the most important thing in the rocket travel is the blast-off."
Ed Sullivan: "The blast-off."
Jose Jimenez: "I always take a blast before I take off. Otherwise I wouldn't go near that thing."
fnabubba.wav(21K) fnabubba.mp3(10K) fnabubba.m4r(iPhone ringtone)
Gus Gissom: "Bleepin' A, Bubba."
buckrogers.wav(587K) buckrogers.mp3(267K) buckrogers.m4r(iPhone ringtone)
Gordo Cooper: "Do you boys know what makes this bird go up? Funding makes this bird go up."
Gus Grissom: "That's right. No bucks... no Buck Rogers."
Gordo Cooper: "And uh, the press over there... They all wanna see Buck Rogers."
Deke Slayton: "And that's us... Buck Rogers."
manupthere.wav(46K) manupthere.mp3(22K) manupthere.m4r(iPhone ringtone)
Recruiter #1: "They've got a man up there. It's Gagarin."
dearlord.wav(81K) dearlord.mp3(38K) dearlord.m4r(iPhone ringtone)
Alan Shepard: "Dear Lord, please don't let me bleep up."
diapers.wav(738K) diapers.mp3(335K) diapers.m4r(iPhone ringtone)
Alan Shepard: "Request permission to relieve bladder. Gordo? Gordo?"
Gordo Cooper: "Look, the man has got to go. Now it's either that, or w get the lug wrench and let's go pry him out."
Chief Scientist: "Do it in the suit."
Gordo Cooper: "Jose, permission granted to wet your diapers anytime, son."
monkeys.wav(501K) monkeys.mp3(228K) monkeys.m4r(iPhone ringtone)
Liaison Man: They're just doing what monkeys have done."
Chuck Yeager: "Monkeys? You think a monkey knows he's sitting on top of a rocket that might explode? These Astronaut boys, they know that, see? I'll tell you something. It takes a special kind of man to volunteer for a suicide mission. Especially one that's on TV."
ontv.wav(161K) ontv.mp3(74K) ontv.m4r(iPhone ringtone)
Chuck Yeager: "I'll tell you something. It takes a special kind of man to volunteer for a suicide mission. Especially one that's on TV."
fearless.wav(338K) fearless.mp3(154K) fearless.m4r(iPhone ringtone)
Glennis Yeager (Barbara Hershey): "You know, the government spends just all kinds of time and money teaching you pilots how to be fearless. But... they don't spend a bleepdamn penny teaching you how to be the fearless wife of a test pilot."
100percent.wav(130K) 100percent.mp3(60K) 100percent.m4r(iPhone ringtone)
Head of Program (John P. Ryan): "It's going to be extremely dangerous."
John Glenn: "We're ready."
Head of Program: "I said it's going to be extremely dangerous."
John Glenn: "I said we're ready. 100%."
outofline.wav(490K) outofline.mp3(223K) outofline.m4r(iPhone ringtone)
Head of Program: "You can't do that, John. It's the Vice President, the head of the program! You gotta think of the broader interest of this program!"
John Glenn: "You are way out of line here!"
Head of Program: "I'm out of line?!"
John Glenn: "Yes, sir!"
Head of Program: "I'm running this show here!"
John Glenn: "We'll see about that!"
Head of Program: "Yeah? And I'm thinking about changing the order of flight assignments!"
Deke Slayton: "Oh, yeah?"
Head of Program: "Yeah."
Deke Slayton: "Who you gonna get?"
Head of Program: "Who am I gonna get?"
Scott Carpenter Crossfield (Charles Frank): "That's right!"
Wally Schirra (Lance Henriksen): "You heard what he said!"
Gus Grissom: "That's right!"
housewife.wav(92K) housewife.mp3(42K) housewife.m4r(iPhone ringtone)
Lyndon Johnson: "Isn't there anybody who can deal with a housewife?!"
zerog.wav(64K) zerog.mp3(30K) zerog.m4r(iPhone ringtone)
John Glenn: "Zero G and I feel fine."
upthereyet.wav(442K) upthereyet.mp3(201K) upthereyet.m4r(iPhone ringtone)
Gordo Cooper: "You know, it's funny. I mean, here I am, I got me $25,000 a year for a magazine contract. I got a free house with all the furnishings, got me a Corvette. I got, uh, free lunch from one end of America to the other. And I ain't even been up there yet."
beemans.wav(404K) beemans.mp3(184K) beemans.m4r(iPhone ringtone)
Chuck Yeager: "Hey, Ridley?"
Jack Ridley (Levon Helm): "Yeah?"
Chuck Yeager: "You got any Beemans?"
Jack Ridley: "I might have me a stick."
Chuck Yeager: "Well, loan me some, will ya? I'll pay you back later."
Jack Ridley: "Fair enough."
Chuck Yeager: "I think I see a plane over here with my name on it."
gohotdoggo.wav(81K) gohotdoggo.mp3(38K) gohotdoggo.m4r(iPhone ringtone)
Gus Gissom: "Go, Hot Dog, Go!"
heavenlylight.wav(167K) heavenlylight.mp3(77K) heavenlylight.m4r(iPhone ringtone)
Gordo Cooper: "The sun is coming through the window now. Oh, Lord, what a heavenly light."