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Rocketman Bill Nelson



When payload specialist Bill Nelson was training for his space shuttle mission in 1986, he enthusiastically chewed wads of cotton for scientists who wanted to study his spit. He poured apple juice over raw oats for a fat-free breakfast. He started some mornings by singing to his crew mates, "We're all in our places, with bright shiny faces."

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