American Astronaut Quotes

371 American Astronaut quotes:

"There's a need for accepting responsibility - for a person's life and making choices that are not just ones for immediate short-term comfort. You need to make an investment, and the investment is in health and education."
"Mars is there, waiting to be reached."
"We can continue to try and clean up the gutters all over the world and spend all of our resources looking at just the dirty spots and trying to make them clean. Or we can lift our eyes up and look into the skies and move forward in an evolutionary way."
"I think humans will reach Mars, and I would like to see it happen in my lifetime."
"You know, being a test pilot isn't always the healthiest business in the world."
"I must admit, maybe I am a piece of history after all."
"I'd like to say I was smart enough to finish six grades in five years, but I think perhaps the teacher was just glad to get rid of me."
"It's been a long way, but we're here."
"If that's there, I believe that technology will probably step up to their part of it."
"Houston, Tranquillity Base here. The Eagle has landed."
"Here men from the planet Earth first set foot upon the Moon. July 1969 AD. We came in peace for all mankind."
Author: Armstrong Quotes Category: American Astronaut Quotes Earth Quotes
"I fully expect that NASA will send me back to the moon as they treated Sen. Glenn, and if they don't do otherwise, why, then I'll have to do it myself."
"Words of wisdom are spoken by children at least as often as scientists."
"This is a day we have managed to avoid for a quarter of a century."
"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."
"We have overcome the notion that mathematical truths have an existence independent and apart from our own minds. It is even strange to us that such a notion could ever have existed."
"Exploration really is the essence of the human spirit, and to pause, to falter, to turn our back on the quest for knowledge, is to perish."
Author: Borman Quotes Category: American Astronaut Quotes Exploration Quotes
"The moon is essentially gray, no color. It looks like plaster of Paris, like dirty beach sand with lots of footprints in it."
Author: Lovell Quotes Category: American Astronaut Quotes Moon Quotes
"I don't know what you could say about a day in which you have seen four beautiful sunsets."
"The most painful thing about mathematics is how far away you are from being able to use it after you have learned it."

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