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Laurel Clark Quotes

There's a lot of different things that we do during life that could personally harm us and I choose not to stop doing those things.
Laurel Clark
#Life #American Astronaut

As a physician, I understand how important it is to collect data on people so we can understand what's happening with them. I will be in the position to help enable that knowledge.
Laurel Clark
#American Astronaut

Certainly my parents were a huge influence. They always expected the most out of all of us. And expected us to do our very best. I'm thankful to them for allowing me to do what I wanted to do.
Laurel Clark
#American Astronaut

Everyone that I've talked to who's been to space has thoroughly enjoyed the experience, and what you often hear them say is: It was great, but we just had to come home.
Laurel Clark
#American Astronaut

Gravity is one variable in a lot of scientific processes. If you can remove gravity or minimize its effect, then you can understand the other processes that are going on.
Laurel Clark
#American Astronaut

Gravity pulls our bodily fluids down, like water in a glass goes to the bottom part of a glass. In space, the water doesn't stay in the bottom of the glass. It distributes itself evenly over time throughout the entire volume of the glass.
Laurel Clark
#American Astronaut

Hello from above our magnificent planet Earth.
Laurel Clark
#American Astronaut

I can't think of anything specific growing up that pointed me toward NASA at all. I was interested in the Moon landings just about the same as everyone else of my generation. But I never really thought about being an astronaut or working in space myself.
Laurel Clark
#American Astronaut

I can't think of anything that's as exciting as I'm sure this mission will be, and actually being in space. But, we did some training as a crew together.
Laurel Clark
#American Astronaut

I feel blessed to be here representing our country and carrying out th research of scientists around the world... I hope you could feel the positive energy that beamed to the whole planet as we glided over.
Laurel Clark
#American Astronaut

I have a computer screen near my seat where I monitor the overall health of the vehicle and pick up any problems that might be occurring early on or once we see any kind of a malfunction or anything unusual that's happening, we can look at the data and figure out what that is.
Laurel Clark
#American Astronaut

I'm expecting to have a lot of fun. I'm expecting to be tired at the end. But I'm expecting it to be the experience of my lifetime so far.
Laurel Clark
#American Astronaut

I've always enjoyed traveling and having experience with different cultures and different people. But it's also a wonderful thing to be able to benefit and enable research, not only in our country but around the world.
Laurel Clark
#American Astronaut

If you're trying to get someone who's sick with a fever off of a submarine and it's cold and raining outside, the only way in and out of a submarine, generally, is through a fairly narrow hatch.
Laurel Clark
#American Astronaut

It's such a long mission and we get to spend so much time in space... we're doing such exciting research. And I don't want to overemphasize the life science research, but as a physician the life science research that we're doing is extremely exciting.
Laurel Clark
#American Astronaut

Life science research can be done on multiple platforms. Since we have a very small number of people flying into space, the more people you have, the better.
Laurel Clark
#American Astronaut

Other than motherhood, the eight years that I spent at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, I have incredibly fond memories of. It's a beautiful place, with four seasons up in Wisconsin. And really wonderful people.
Laurel Clark
#American Astronaut

Science, for hundreds of years, has spanned the differences between cultures and between countries.
Laurel Clark
#American Astronaut

Some things are only capable of being done in space. Examples of that are looking at our Earth from that far away, and understanding the entire processes of storms and weather patterns, and oceans, and coastlines.
Laurel Clark
#American Astronaut

The microgravity or the very, very low amount of gravity that we have up in space forces some changes in different processes. It forces changes in us as human beings.
Laurel Clark
#American Astronaut

The Navy's paid for you to go through school, and then they need doctors to go out and take care of people who are in various different parts of the world. I decided to pay back my time first as an undersea medical officer. I was stationed in Scotland.
Laurel Clark
#American Astronaut

There are some very significant changes in the way the fluids are distributed in our body, the way our heart functions initially, and as well as our bone and muscle.
Laurel Clark
#American Astronaut

There was a moth in there, and it still had its wings crumpled up, and it was just starting to pump its wings up. Life continues in lots of places, and life is a magical thing.
Laurel Clark
#American Astronaut

Things are going very smoothly. As expected, there are some minor glitches, and the eight minutes that it took us to get to orbit, we trained months and months for, and didn't have to use any of that preparation, other than being aware and ready.
Laurel Clark
#American Astronaut

This has been a great experience for me. The first couple of days you don't always feel too well. You adjust to the fluid shifting, how to fly through space without hitting things or anybody else. But then you get in a groove.
Laurel Clark
#American Astronaut

We trained for a lot more malfunctions than any ever happen.
Laurel Clark
#American Astronaut

We'd like to have immediate answers to all of our questions. I think medicine in particular. I found it frustrating as a physician sometimes to not be able to tell someone exactly why something was happening to them. There are still so many mysteries in medicine.
Laurel Clark
#American Astronaut

We're doing a multitude of different scientific experiments on orbit on things that are only possible to be done in the space environment.
Laurel Clark
#American Astronaut

We're incredibly lucky to be able to be working where we are up above the Earth and being able to see our planet from that vantage point.
Laurel Clark
#American Astronaut