- Fifth American in space
- Only one to fly Mercury, Gemini and Apollo
- Mercury-Atlas 8 "Sigma 7"
- the corned beef sandwich smuggler
- w/ Stafford in Gemini 6A, held off ejection after ignition misfire
- "my name is Juan Jimenez - I yam astronau"
- Successful docking w/ Gemini 7, "The boring mission"
- made the "lowest bidder" remark
- UFO sighting - turned out to be St. Nick
- Apollo 7 was 'return to flight' after Chaffee, Grissom & White tragedy
- Winner of an Emmy
"I left Earth three times, and found no other place to go. ...Please take care of Spaceship Earth."http://www.wallyschirra.com/