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American Astronaut Quotes Page 3

Neil Armstrong
I put up my thumb and it blotted out the planet Earth.
Neil Armstrong
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Neil Armstrong
I think we're going to the moon because it's in the nature of the human being to face challenges. It's by the nature of his deep inner soul... we're required to do these things just as salmon swim upstream.
Neil Armstrong
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Neil Armstrong
I was elated, ecstatic and extremely surprised that we were successful.
Neil Armstrong
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Neil Armstrong
In much of society, research means to investigate something you do not know or understand.
Neil Armstrong
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Neil Armstrong
It's a brilliant surface in that sunlight. The horizon seems quite close to you because the curvature is so much more pronounced than here on earth. It's an interesting place to be. I recommend it.
Neil Armstrong
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Neil Armstrong
Pilots take no special joy in walking. Pilots like flying.
Neil Armstrong
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Neil Armstrong
The one thing I regret was that my work required an enormous amount of my time, and a lot of travel.
Neil Armstrong
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Neil Armstrong
This is one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind.
Neil Armstrong
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Neil Armstrong
Well, I think we tried very hard not to be overconfident, because when you get overconfident, that's when something snaps up and bites you.
Neil Armstrong
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Neil Armstrong
Yeah, I wasn't chosen to be first. I was just chosen to command that flight. Circumstance put me in that particular role. That wasn't planned by anyone.
Neil Armstrong
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But I found that being an artist and doing accurate work is very difficult.
Alan Bean
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But I'm the only one who can paint the moon, because I'm the only one who knows whether that's right or not.
Alan Bean
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Eventually there are going to be cities in space.
Alan Bean
#American Astronaut

History has spurts and then is steady, and then maybe even backing up a step, and then forward again.
Alan Bean
#American Astronaut

I can remember walking on the moon.
Alan Bean
#American Astronaut

I feel like there's too many paintings left unpainted that I just don't want to take the time away.
Alan Bean
#American Astronaut

I found I have to stay painting.
Alan Bean
#American Astronaut

I have the nicest life in the world.
Alan Bean
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I think everything depends on money.
Alan Bean
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It's hard not to be excited when you're going to find a way to land on the moon.
Alan Bean
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One of the great things about the universe is that it's fair.
Alan Bean
#American Astronaut

The moon is very rugged.
Alan Bean
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We knew it was going to be difficult to get to the moon. We didn't know how difficult.
Alan Bean
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As commander I was responsible for the overall success of the mission, and so I had to know at least a little bit about everything.
Leroy Chiao
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But a lot of that kind of work is done pre-flight, coordinating efforts with the flight directors and the ground teams, and figuring out how you're going to operate together.
Leroy Chiao
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Coming down under a parachute is quite different as well. You hit the ground pretty hard, but all the systems work very well to keep it from hurting, so it doesn't even hurt when you hit. It was a great experience to be able to do both.
Leroy Chiao
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I had done everything I could do as an astronaut, and we have a long line of inexperienced astronauts waiting for their first missions, and so my role really should be to step aside and help them prepare for their missions, rather than to try to get another mission.
Leroy Chiao
#American Astronaut

I hope that China will continue with space exploration. It would be logical to have international co-operation. I hope that it will come about and that I can be involved in it.
Leroy Chiao
#American Astronaut

I loved flying as much as I thought I would and continue to fly aircraft.
Leroy Chiao
#American Astronaut