To look out at this kind of creation out here and not believe in God is to me impossible, ... It just strengthens my faith. I wish there were words to describe what it's like.
I think a mentor gets a lot of satisfaction in a couple of ways. They're doing something constructive, so they feel good about that. And when they see the results of this, with the young people they're working with, it's very, very rewarding.
To get your name well enough known that you can run for a public office, some people do it by being great lawyers or philanthropists or business people or work their way up the political ladder. I happened to become known from a different route.
The moment of twilight is simply beautiful.
What this does is create such cynicism and doubt about our whole political system that's it's a dangerous thing for the future, ... That's the reason why I wanted to take the broadest possible look at this thing.
Just because I'm 77 doesn't mean I don't have a dream.
like a little kid.
If there is one thing Iâ€™ve learned in my years on this planet, itâ€™s that the happiest and most fulfilled people Iâ€™ve known are those who devoted themselves to something bigger and more profound than merely their own self interest.
Too many people, when they get old, think that they have to live by the calendar.
As far as I'm concerned, there are going to be no more other flights,
I was sold on flying as soon as I had a taste for it.
The most important thing we can do is inspire young minds and to advance the kind of science, math and technology education that will help youngsters take us to the next phase of space travel.
I think we have the opportunity here of doing some great things for this country, ... I think through the years, over the past dozen years or so, the pernicious influence of money in political campaigns has become just intolerable. I think we have to correct it and these hearings are going to be the
You know, old folks can have dreams, too, as well as young folks, and then work toward them. And to have a dream like this come true for me is just a terrific experience.
But Al brought us back,
just going down to the corner to get chewing gum.
I wish that every flight received this same kind of attention. Each flight deserves it,
We used to joke about canned men, putting people in a can and seeing how far you can send them and bring them back. That's not the purpose of this program... Space is a laboratory, and we go into it to work and learn the new.
We have an infinite amount to learn both from nature and from each other.
My brother and I both had a very similar response, ... We were 100 per cent against it. It's kind of like 'been there, don't want to do that again.'
It's been a great ride so far, ... To be able to float around in Zero-G, I just wish everybody could experience this. The view is so hard to describe. It's moving, it's emotional, when you see the curvature of the earth.
You don't need a walker up here and you don't need to worry about osteoporosis or a cane or anything like that, because you just float across the room,
I don't blame him wanting to go up,
This is a day we have managed to avoid for a quarter of a century. We've talked about it before and speculated about it, and it finally has occurred. We hoped we could push this day back forever.
All I can tell you is I feel 100 percent better than I did one week ago at this time, ... I was scared. I was really excited for John, but now I can say day after tomorrow I'm going to be able to touch him. That's very, very special to me.
It will be good to have him home.
largely an opportunity lost.
There are times when you devote yourself to a higher cause than personal safety.
When others kid me about being bald, I simply tell them that the way I figure it, the good Lord only gave men so many hormones, and if others want to waste theirs on growing hair, that's up to them.
A little different trip this time,