Sally Ride Quotes

45 Sally Ride quotes:

"It takes a few years to prepare for a space mission."
"NASA has to approve whatever we wear, so there are clothes to choose from, like space shorts - we wear those a lot - and NASA T-shirts."
"So most astronauts getting ready to lift off are excited and very anxious and worried about that explosion - because if something goes wrong in the first seconds of launch, there's not very much you can do."
"The space shuttle is a better and safer rocket than it was before the Challenger accident."
"The stars don't look bigger, but they do look brighter."
"All adventures, especially into new territory, are scary."
"Different astronauts sleep in different ways."
"If girls are interested, they have the potential to go further, ... There are still lingering stereotypes that affect girls in middle school, and they lose interest in the subjects."
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"But when I wasn't working, I was usually at a window looking down at Earth."
"I do a lot of running and hiking, and I also collect stamps - space stamps and Olympics stamps."
"I was always very interested in science, and I knew that for me, science was a better long-term career than tennis."
"No, I think most astronauts recognize that the space shuttle program is very high-risk, and are prepared for accidents."
"On a standard space shuttle crew, two of the astronauts have a test pilot background - the commander and the pilot."
"So most astronauts are astronauts for a couple of years before they are assigned to a flight."
"The view of Earth is spectacular."
"I had both male and female heroes."
"After the Challenger accident, NASA put in a lot of time to improve the safety of the space shuttle to fix the things that had gone wrong."
"I slept just floating in the middle of the flight deck, the upper deck of the space shuttle."
"It's easy to sleep floating around - it's very comfortable. But you have to be careful that you don't float into somebody or something!"
"On both of my flights, everything went very well."

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