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American Astronaut Quotes Page 5

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

We're looking at Earth science, observing our planet. Also space science, looking at the ozone in the atmosphere around our Earth. Also looking at life science. And on a human level, using ourselves as test subjects.
Laurel Clark
#American Astronaut

We've had such thorough training, we've had an excellent team on the ground. With the minor glitches that have occurred, we've been able to take care of them. And the teams on the ground are getting tons of incredible data.
Laurel Clark
#American Astronaut

When you talk to crews that went to Mir or have gone up to International Space Station, they say that you go through different phases of adaptation or getting used to the space environment.
Laurel Clark
#American Astronaut

I think the Space Shuttle is worth one billion dollars a launch. I think that it is worth two billion dollars for what it does. I think the Shuttle is worth it for the work it does.
Pete Conrad
#American Astronaut

I think we need to do a little more all-weather testing.
Pete Conrad
#American Astronaut

Roger. Clear the tower. I got a pitch and a roll program, and this baby's really going.
Pete Conrad
#American Astronaut

The flight was extremely normal... for the first 36 seconds then after that got very interesting.
Pete Conrad
#American Astronaut

For landing, we came in over Edwards about 40,000 feet. We set up for a big circling pattern coming in to land down on the lake bed.
Robert Crippen
#American Astronaut

Having the opportunity to fly the first flight of something like a space shuttle was the ultimate test flight.
Robert Crippen
#American Astronaut

I thought it was going to take a lot more countdowns on the pad. We actually did scrub once, but I figured we'd scrub several times since it's a pretty complicated vehicle.
Robert Crippen
#American Astronaut

I was selected to be an astronaut on a military program called the Manned Orbiting Laboratory back in '67. That program got cancelled in '69 and NASA ended up taking half of us.
Robert Crippen
#American Astronaut

I would truly love to see us go back to the Moon and on to Mars; certainly the shuttle is not the right vehicle to make that happen.
Robert Crippen
#American Astronaut

If you want to go into space first time on a new vehicle that's never been flown, you want to go with a pro.
Robert Crippen
#American Astronaut

It was only after we got the first maneuver off that I began to enjoy the outside view. We actually could see the external tank out in front of us.
Robert Crippen
#American Astronaut

Living inside the shuttle was a little like camping out. We ended up sleeping in our seats. You had to pay attention to housekeeping, not get things too dirty.
Robert Crippen
#American Astronaut

Looking down at the Earth, you started to pick up a sense of speed much more than I had noticed on orbit.
Robert Crippen
#American Astronaut

Selection of crews is always been somewhat of a mystery.
Robert Crippen
#American Astronaut