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Astronaut quotes

I think we're going to the moon because it's in the nature of the human being to face challenges....
Neil Armstrong nature
The coolest thing for me is the experience of floating and not feeling my weight. And hanging by a window just after sunset and watching the stars in the big black dome of the sky as the earth moves underneath.
Kalpana Chawla art
I think the American Dream used to be achieving one's goals in your field of choice - and from that, all other things would follow. Now, I think the dream has morphed into the pursuit of money: Accumulate enough of it, and the rest will follow.
Buzz Aldrin money
I knew I was alone in a way that no earthling has ever been before.
Michael Collins art
I fully expect that NASA will send me back to the moon as they treated Sen. Glenn, and if they don't do otherwise, why, then I'll have to do it myself.
Pete Conrad self
Father, we thank you, especially for letting me fly this flight - for the privilege of being able to be in this position, to be in this wondrous place, seeing all these many startling, wonderful things that you have created.
Gordon Cooper art
I could have gone on flying through space forever.
Yuri Gagarin space
The most important thing we can do is inspire young minds and to advance the kind of science, math and technology education that will help youngsters take us to the next phase of space travel.
John Glenn education
Be thankful for problems. If they were less difficult, someone with less ability might have your job.
Jim Lovell problems
I think its important for little girls growing up, and young women, to have one in every walk of life. So from that point of view, Im proud to be a role model!
Sally Ride life
When a man looks across a street, sees a pretty girl, and waves at her, thats not a rendezvous, thats a passing acquaintance. When he walks across the street and nibbles on her ear, thats a rendezvous!
Wally Schirra man
Alexander Hamilton and Thomas Jefferson hated each other so much. But that hate that they had for each other did not come before the love of their country.
David Scott love
Its a very sobering feeling to be up in space and realize that ones safety factor was determined by the lowest bidder on a government contract.
Alan Shepard men
If women can be railroad workers in Russia, why cant they fly in space?
Valentina Tereshkova women