Pilots take no special joy in walking. Pilots like flying.
I thought the attractions of being an astronaut were actually, not so much the Moon, but flying in a completely new medium.
In flying, the probability of survival is inversely proportional to the angle of arrival.
Every flying machine has its own unique characteristics, some good, some not so good. Pilots naturally fly the craft in such a manner as to take advantage of its good characteristics and avoid the areas where it is not so good.
Houston, that may have seemed like a very long final phase. The autotargeting was taking us right into a ... crater, with a large number of big boulders and rocks ... and it required ... flying manually over the rock field to find a reasonably good area.
Gliders, sail planes, they're wonderful flying machines. It's the closest you can come to being a bird.
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