13 Total Quotes

Andrew Chaikin Quotes

After the third mission, Apollo became not a gateway to exploration, but a singular moment, ... From Earth to the Moon.
Andrew Chaikin
#Earth

It's sort of a house of cards in the sense that all of the hopes for human space flight have been pinned on that station,
Andrew Chaikin
#Space

It's sort of a house of cards in the sense that all of the hopes for human space flight have been pinned on that station. And if they can't complete it, it's an enormous investment whose potential will be unrealized.
Andrew Chaikin
#Space

It was like telling a high school team that in eight years they were going to have to win the World Series. It's not impossible but not something that you would necessarily think they could do.
Andrew Chaikin
#School

NASA had to adjust to that cruel reality.
Andrew Chaikin
#Reality

The flight controllers, the people who manned the trenches in mission control, these were kids. They were in their 20s and 30s. And they were controlling a moon mission.
Andrew Chaikin
#Control

What will ever replace the Cold War as a driver and the impetus for doing these big space explorations?
Andrew Chaikin
#Space

I can tell you with some degree of confidence that in the next millennium we'll see human beings walk on other planets and even perhaps go to other stars,
Andrew Chaikin
#Confidence

But I can't tell you when we'll go back to the moon. I think it'll be in the next 50 years, but I don't know. I sure hope we get space tourism before I get too old.
Andrew Chaikin
#Moon

I think the excitement factor is crucial. I think that we desperately need inspiration and we desperately need an investment in our long-term future.
Andrew Chaikin
#Excitement

We went to the moon at the very earliest moment when it was possible. In fact, now that it's over it seems like a fairy tale. It's almost like (President) Kennedy yanked a decade out of the 21st century and spliced it into the '60s.
Andrew Chaikin
#Moon

I like to see students get excited.
Andrew Chaikin
#Students

This time, it's personal. This space race is about getting 'us' into space.
Andrew Chaikin
#Race