Astronaut Quotes

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You develop an instant global consciousness, a people orientation, an intense dissatisfaction with the state
“You develop an instant global consciousness, a people orientation, an intense dissatisfaction with the state of the world, and a compulsion to do something about it. From out there on the moon, international politics look so petty. You want to grab a politician by the scruff of the neck and drag him a quarter of a million miles out and say, ‘Look at that, you son of a bitch.”
Edgar Mitchell

Huntley Fitzpatrick
“Did you know that in space it's very, very cold? And there's no oxygen? And if an astronaut fell out of a shuttle without his suit he'd die right away?"

I'm a fast learner. "But that would never happen. Because astronauts are really, really careful."

George gives me a smile, the same dazzling sweet smile as his big brother, although at this point, with green teeth. "I might marry you," he allows. "Do you want a big family?”
Huntley Fitzpatrick, My Life Next Door

Neil Armstrong
“It suddenly struck me that that tiny pea, pretty and blue, was the Earth. I put up my thumb and shut one eye, and my thumb blotted out the planet Earth. I didn't feel like a giant. I felt very, very small.”
Neil Armstrong

Andy Weir
“Astronauts are inherently insane. And really noble.”
Andy Weir, The Martian

Ron Garan
“Earth is a small town with many neighborhoods in a very big universe.”
Ron Garan, The Orbital Perspective: Lessons in Seeing the Big Picture from a Journey of 71 Million Miles

Yuri Gagarin
“I looked and looked but I didn't see God.

[Speaking about, in 1961, becoming the first human to enter space.]”
Yuri Gagarin

“Yes, there have been ET visitations. There have been crashed craft. There have been material and bodies recovered. There has been a certain amount of reverse engineering that has allowed some of these craft, or some components, to be duplicated. And there is some group of people that may or may not be associated with government at this point that have this knowledge. They have been attempting to conceal this knowledge. People in high level government have very little, if any, valid information about this. It has been the subject of disinformation in order to deflect attention and create confusion so the truth doesn’t come out. ”
Edgar D. Mitchell, The Way of the Explorer: An Apollo Astronaut's Journey Through the Material and Mystical Worlds

Michael  Collins
“Of course, Apollo was the god who carried the fiery sun across the sky in a chariot. But beyond that, how would you carry fire? Carefully, that's how, with lots of planning and at considerable risk. It is a delicate cargo, as valuable as moon rocks, and the carrier must always be on his toes lest it spill. I carried the fire for six years, and now I would like to tell you about it, simply and directly as a test pilot must, for the trip deserves the telling.”
michael collins, Carrying the Fire: An Astronaut's Journey

Atia Abawi
“Many people at that time thought that physics wasn't a good subject for women to study. They thought women couldn't handle it, and some people at Stanford agreed. One male professor is said to have stood up and declared, "What are these girls doing here? You are taking jobs away from men!" But Sally persisted, because she knew what she wanted. She had been raised to believe she could do anything a man could do.”
Atia Abawi, She Persisted: Sally Ride

“After an orange cloud — formed as a result of a dust storm over the Sahara and caught up by air currents — reached the Philippines and settled there with rain, I understood that we are all sailing in the same boat.”
Vladimir Kovalyov

Mira Grant
“Heather was still a dreamer. She'd known she could never be an astronaut since she was a child, that no one would put a deaf girl into a rocket and tell her to reach for the stars, so she'd looked around until she'd found the next best thing, and then she'd done whatever she had to do to make it her own. She was one of the best in her field, and a lot of that was because after giving up on one dream, she 'd be damned before she gave up on another.”
Mira Grant, Into the Drowning Deep

Steven Magee
“I was a teenager in school when the first space shuttle exploded.”
Steven Magee

Steven Magee
“Every time I see a USA rocket launch, I am reminded of the millions of disabled people that were denied their disability benefits in order to fund it.”
Steven Magee

Tom Wolfe
“For a test pilot the right stuff in the prayer department was not “Please, God, don’t let me blow up.” No, the supplication at such a moment was “Please, dear God, don’t let me fuck up.”
Tom Wolfe, The Right Stuff

“Too much space to dream,
Too little time to explore!
Cosmos needs us to explore more into the vast,
Maybe that's why the space-time is slower than the earth.”
paul sachudhanandam

Chris Hadfield
“Things aren't scary. People are scared.”
Chris Hadfield

Steven Magee
“Out of 135 space shuttle missions, two were total losses.”
Steven Magee

Steven Magee
“Space shuttle Challenger was a total loss on its 10th flight.”
Steven Magee

Steven Magee
“Space shuttle Columbia was a total loss on its 28th flight.”
Steven Magee

Steven Magee
“It took 25 space shuttle flights for a total loss to occur.”
Steven Magee

Steven Magee
“The USA took a Nazi bombing project and turned it into NASA.”
Steven Magee

Steven Magee
“Rockets are the most dangerous form of transportation.”
Steven Magee

Steven Magee
“Rocket into Heaven.”
Steven Magee

Steven Magee
“I was working in the space industry in Hawaii when the second space shuttle burned up on reentry.”
Steven Magee

Steven Magee
“I was not surprised to find the poor were protesting the extravagant expense of the Moon landing back in the 1960’s.”
Steven Magee

Steven Magee
“Every time I see a USA rocket launch, I sit there thinking ‘What an obscene waste of money’.”
Steven Magee

Steven Magee
“If NASA was an airline, the FAA would have shut it down.”
Steven Magee

Yuri Gagarin
“An astronaut cannot be suspended in space and not have God in his mind and his heart.”
Yuri Gagarin

Michael Bassey Johnson
“Artists are low key astronauts.
Instead of going to the moon, they sit back in their studio and make the moon.”
Michael Bassey Johnson, Song of a Nature Lover

Andy Weir
“As I mentioned, it's been a long, boring drive. And I'm still on the outward leg. But hey, I'm an astronaut. Long-ass trips are my business.”
Andy Weir, The Martian

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