Duane G. Carey Quotes


37 Duane G. Carey quotes:



"And, I wouldn't consider myself to be a natural pilot; I've had to work at it."
"Rendezvous day is the third day of our mission, and that's a big day for us."
"And, actually it was interesting because I had done a lot of traveling in the United States and Canada and Mexico on my motorcycle; and I was really, it was the first time I had really gotten out of the Minnesota area to speak of."
"And, I was really impressed with how beautiful our country was and how friendly the people were."
"I see it as one of my jobs to make sure that, it sounds ridiculous, but to make sure the folks are eating, make sure folks are getting enough fluids, make sure folks are, you know, comfortable in the orbiter."
"And, all these things need to be coordinated; so we all need to work together, have timers going and everything so we're all coordinated and get this piece of orchestration done."
Author: Carey Quotes Category: American Astronaut Quotes Detail Quotes
"And, one thing I definitely enjoyed personally, from a selfish point of view, was exploration and going to places that I had never been to before and learning, you know, meeting the people and getting to know, new sights and sounds, etc."
"Because when we're in space, my job is primarily getting us there and getting us back."
"It's very important, especially during a Hubble mission, that we have a lot of photographic evidence of the condition of the telescope."
"And then, when I thought about joining the Air Force, flying seemed like a natural extension of the motorcycling experience. You're going faster, higher. You're operating a machine that's a lot more powerful than you are."
"Being in space, I'm really looking forward to working with this team of folks that I'm with."
"I had, before I went to college, I had taken a few years off after high school and really had, I guess in those days, I had no intentions of going to college."
"So, whenever Scooter was the Pilot, he never had a chance to fly the orbiter. So, the joke is: I'm going to have a chance to fly it first and hand it over to him."
"That's what Hubble can do for us. It can tell us whether the universe is expanding forever or if one day it's going to come back together."
"You know, Scooter's going to do the first separation burn; I'm going to do the second separation burn."
"Now you're coming back to Earth, and things are getting more and more dynamic."
"One of the jokes on our flight is that, if we have a normal entry day going, the plan is for me... to actually take the orbiter first and fly it for maybe 10 or 15 seconds and then hand it on over to Scooter."
"I think a lot of people, myself included, like to be... like to do expeditions and trips. To me, this feels a little bit like a motorcycle trip."
"And, obviously as a, as one who likes to travel around myself a lot, I think the Earth is a beautiful place. And, I'm looking forward to some new perspectives."
"I could do exploration in this particular career field, and it was a goal that, even if I didn't reach it, it was so high it seemed almost impossible, but even if I didn't reach it, I would still have a good time and a very satisfying career."



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