Gus Grissom: I did not do anything wrong. The hatch just blew. It was a glitch. It was a - a technical malfunction. Why in hell won't anyone believe me?
Jack Ridley: Put the spurs to her, Chuck.
Dwight D. Eisenhower: The first American into space is not going to be a chimpanzee. I want test pilots.
Chuck Yeager: Hey, Ridley, make another note here, would ya? Must be something wrong with this ol' Mach meter. Jumped plumb off the scale. Gone kinda screwy on me.
Jack Ridley: You go ahead and bust it, we'll fix it. Personally, I think you're seein' things.
Chuck Yeager: Yeah, could be. But I'm still goin' upstairs like a bat outta hell.
Chief Scientist: Our Germans are better than their Germans.
Liaison Man: You mean for this "space race", you don't want our best pilots?
Recruiter: I didn't say that. We want the best pilots that we can get.
John Glenn: Annie, listen to me, OK? You listening? If you don't want the Vice President or the TV networks or anybody else to come into the house, then that's it, as far as I'm concerned. They are not coming in, and I will back you all the way, a hundred percent on this. And you tell them that, OK? I don't want Johnson or any of the rest of them to set as much as one TOE inside our house.
Annie Glenn: OK.
John Glenn: You tell them that - that Astronaut John Glenn told you to say that.
Chuck Yeager: I'm a fearless man, but I'm scared to death of you.
Glennis Yeager: Oh no you're not. But you oughta be.
Gordon Cooper: You boys know what makes this bird go up? funding makes this bird go up.
Gus Grissom: He's right. No bucks, no Buck Rogers.