Famous Space Quotes

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I'm going to start this thread off. Lets try to keep it to actual people and not characters from movies......

The Earth is the only world known so far to harbor life. There is nowhere else, at least in the near future, to which our species could migrate. Visit, yes. Settle, not yet. Like it or not, for the moment the Earth is where we make our stand.


Carl Sagan
 

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"whoopie! That might have been a short one for Neil but it was a long one for me".

Pete Conrads first words on the moon. November 19th, 1969.
 

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Boom!.... Houston we have a problem.

Jim Lovell Apollo 13
 

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Boom!.... Houston we have a problem.

Jim Lovell Apollo 13

Nope. it was "Houston, Apollo 13. We have HAD a problem".

It's often misquoted because of the movie.
 

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Nope. it was "Houston, Apollo 13. We have HAD a problem".

It's often misquoted because of the movie.

I was under the impression that Swigert said this first, but Houston couldn't hear because of static. When they called again, Lovell responded.
 

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yeah, they finally gave me a window to look out... *beeep*

-- unknown, random Orbiter ATC chat :shifty:
 

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Space Quotes

NASA is not about the 'Adventure of Human Space Exploration,' we are in the deadly serious business of saving the species. All Human Exploration's bottom line is about preserving our species over the long haul."
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Astronaut John Young,"The Big Picture"

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"Many, and some of the most pressing, of our terrestrial problems can be solved only by going into space. Long before it was a vanishing commodity, the wilderness as the preservation of the world was proclaimed by Thoreau. In the new wilderness of the Solar System may lie the future preservation of mankind."
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Arthur C. Clarke, "What Is to Be Done?"
 

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"Roger, Twan-- Tranquility, we copy you on the ground. You got a bunch of guys about to turn blue. We're breathing again. Thanks a lot."

Charles Duke, CAPCOM during Apollo 11 Descent after landing
 

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One of my favorite quotes from Arthur C. Clarke:

Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.
 

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Good quote...

Let's face it, space is a risky business. I always considered every launch a barely controlled explosion.
— Aaron Cohen, NASA administrator
 

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“Space is big. You just won't believe how vastly, hugely, mind-bogglingly big it is. I mean, you may think it's a long way down the road to the drug store, but that's just peanuts to space.”- Douglas Adams
 

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Lisa Nowak quote...

Of course risk is part of spaceflight. We accept some of that to achieve greater goals in exploration and find out more about ourselves and the universe.
— Lisa Nowak, STS-121 astronaut, a few days prior to launch, reported in the Houston Chronicle newspaper, 25 June 2006.

Yes I did it I quoted Lisa Nowak..............
 

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If cars were made with the same level of reliability we make our satellites with, they'd have wheels on top and on sides, and could drive normally in every possible attitude with relation to ground.

Boris Rauschenbach.
 

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"Spaceflight will never tolerate carelessness, incapacity, and neglect. Somewhere, somehow, we screwed up. It could have been in design, build, or test. Whatever it was, we should have caught it. We were too gung ho about the schedule and we locked out all of the problems we saw each day in our work. Every element of the program was in trouble and so were we. The simulators were not working, Mission Control was behind in virtually every area, and the flight and test procedures changed daily. Nothing we did had any shelf life. Not one of us stood up and said, 'Dammit, stop!' I don't know what Thompson's committee will find as the cause, but I know what I find. We are the cause! We were not ready! We did not do our job. We were rolling the dice, hoping that things would come together by launch day, when in our hearts we knew it would take a miracle. We were pushing the schedule and betting that the Cape would slip before we did. From this day forward, Flight Control will be known by two words: 'Tough' and 'Competent.' Tough means we are forever accountable for what we do or what we fail to do. We will never again compromise our responsibilities. Every time we walk into Mission Control we will know what we stand for. Competent means we will never take anything for granted. We will never be found short in our knowledge and in our skills. Mission Control will be perfect. When you leave this meeting today you will go to your office and the first thing you will do there is to write 'Tough and Competent' on your blackboards. It will never be erased. Each day when you enter the room these words will remind you of the price paid by Grissom, White, and Chaffee. These words are the price of admission to the ranks of Mission Control."
-Gene Kranz, in response to the Apollo 1 launch pad fire.
 

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"Earth is the cradle of humanity, but no one can stay in a cradle forever."

Константин Циолковский (Konstantin Tsiolkovsky)
 
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STS-115 CDR Brent Jett: Thanks Mike, we appreciate those words and the efforts to make this launch window. You know, by our count it's been almost four years, two Return To Flight missions and a tremendous work by thousands of individuals to get the Shuttle program back where we are right now, and that's on the verge on restarting the station assembly sequence.
We're confident that the next few weeks, next few years for that matter, that NASA is going to prove to our nation, our partners and friends around the world that it was worth the wait and the sacrifice. We're ready to get to work.

STS-115 OTC Jeff Lauffer: Atlantis, OTC. It's be long road with alot of detours but your patience is about to be rewarded, it's time to fly.
 
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