gimbal–lock: “He fit the bill as the prototypi…

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“He fit the bill as the prototypical test pilot. He could sit at a bar for hours, and he never failed to notice a pretty girl in the room. He was into the race car scene with Gordon Cooper and Jim Rathman, the Indy driver. He could be cranky and tough, but he went his own way. He wasn’t a hanger-on.” 

Walt Cunningham, All American Boys