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I spent a lot of my time working in the American module, and he would stay in the Russian segment working on his things, and we'd meet up at meal times. So it actually worked out very well.
Leroy Chiao
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I think it's good to have competition. Now we have a third country that can launch astronauts, so it's good for all of us. It makes us a little bit more competitive and wanting to be the leader.
Leroy Chiao
#American Astronaut

I would say keep supporting space flight, keep telling the public and the politicians why it's important to advance science and explore the galaxy. I encourage the Japanese to keep doing what they're doing.
Leroy Chiao
#American Astronaut

I'm Chinese-American, of course, and so it's very interesting to see China actually launch their own astronauts, becoming the third nation, following the United States and Russia, to do so.
Leroy Chiao
#American Astronaut

My parents always tried to teach us the best of both, the Chinese ethic of hard work and education and the American ethic of innovation of aspiration.
Leroy Chiao
#American Astronaut

Of course it's exciting to be in space, exciting to look down at the Earth and perform the science experiments and maintenance work.
Leroy Chiao
#American Astronaut

Of course, you'll have to meet the physical and psychological demands. A space walk takes a lot of energy.
Leroy Chiao
#American Astronaut

One day, people will be able to buy tickets to visit space.
Leroy Chiao
#American Astronaut

One of my challenges was to try to photograph the Great Wall of China. And I did actually take some photos, but it was hard to discern the wall with the naked eye.
Leroy Chiao
#American Astronaut

Our task was doing maintenance and repairs to keep the station in a good state for the return of the shuttle flights and resumption of major ISS construction.
Leroy Chiao
#American Astronaut

The most interesting thing was looking out the window and taking photographs of different places on Earth.
Leroy Chiao
#American Astronaut

There is no one area of chemical engineering that specifically helped me in my career as an astronaut, it was more the general education in engineering. Also, it was a very difficult and rigorous course. So, it made me strong and resourceful.
Leroy Chiao
#American Astronaut

There were different challenges along the way. Certainly the food shortage was unpleasant.
Leroy Chiao
#American Astronaut

Tinkering is something we need to know how to do in order to keep something like the space station running. I am a tinkerer by nature.
Leroy Chiao
#American Astronaut

Well, it's still a bit uncertain, but I will do the consulting, and I'll see how I can contribute. But I'm sure whatever I do will involve the space program. That's where my passion is.
Leroy Chiao
#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