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" If we can conquer space, we can conquer childhood hunger. "
" Timing has always been a key element in my life. I have been blessed to have been in the right place at the right time. "
" It was interesting to think that the very first liquid ever poured on the Moon, and the first food eaten there, were communion elements. "
" We can continue to try and clean up the gutters all over the world and spend all of our resources looking at just the dirty spots and trying to make them clean. Or we can lift our eyes up and look into the skies and move forward in an evolutionary way. "
" Space travel for everyone is the next frontier in the human experience. "
" There may be aliens in our Milky Way galaxy, and there are billions of other galaxies. The probability is almost certain that there is life somewhere in space. "
" Us reaching the moon convinced Gorbachev and other leaders that the Soviet Union couldn't compete with the U.S., so they revised their agenda. But people have short memories. "
" I think the American Dream used to be achieving one's goals in your field of choice - and from that, all other things would follow. Now, I think the dream has morphed into the pursuit of money: Accumulate enough of it, and the rest will follow. "
" Any observations from the Moon or a sense of realising this or that about the greater meaning of things wasn't as influential for me as the experience of coming back and dealing with being a person who's been to the Moon. "
" I still say, 'Shoot for the moon; you might get there.' "
" The first footfalls on Mars will mark a historic milestone, an enterprise that requires human tenacity matched with technology to anchor ourselves on another world. "
" As we reflect back upon the tragic loss of Challenger and her brave crew of heroes who were aboard that fateful day, I am reminded that they truly represented the best of us, as they climbed aloft on a plume of propellant gasses, reaching for the stars, to inspire us who were Earthbound. "
" My Sunday mornings are spent in a recovery meeting in Pacific Palisades. "
" What are you going to do with astronauts who first reach the surface of Mars and then turn around and rocket back home-ward? What are they going to do, write their memoirs? Would they go again? Having them repeat the voyage, in my view, is dim-witted. Why don't they stay there on Mars? "
" I feel we need to remind the world about the Apollo missions and that we can still do impossible things. "
" The biggest benefit of Apollo was the inspiration it gave to a growing generation to get into science and aerospace. "
" A mind concerned about danger is a clouded mind. It's paralyzing. "
" Whenever I gaze up at the moon, I feel like I'm on a time machine. I am back to that precious pinpoint of time, standing on the foreboding - yet beautiful - Sea of Tranquility. I could see our shining blue planet Earth poised in the darkness of space. "
" Mars is there, waiting to be reached. "
" The purpose of going to Mars is for humans to first begin to occupy, permanently, another planet in the solar system. The astronauts or pilgrims, whatever you might call them, are going to be very historically unique human beings. "
" By refocusing our space program on Mars for America's future, we can restore the sense of wonder and adventure in space exploration that we knew in the summer of 1969. We won the moon race; now it's time for us to live and work on Mars, first on its moons and then on its surface. "
" Tang sucks. "
" Space tourism is a logical outgrowth of the adventure tourist market. "
" Mars is much closer to the characteristics of Earth. It has a fall, winter, summer and spring. North Pole, South Pole, mountains and lots of ice. No one is going to live on Venus; no one is going to live on Jupiter. "
" Some things just can't be described. And stepping onto the moon was one of them. "