My vision is a future for humanity where we will be completely free to pursue activities outside of our planet.— Franklin Chang Diaz
Satisfaction Nasa quotations
NASA will send up a big sun shade that will be in orbit between the earth and sun and deflect 2 or 3 percent of the sunshine back into space. It would be cheaper than the international space station.
What do oil company executives, vampires and NASA bureaucrats all have in common? They fear solar energy.
For NASA, space is still a high priority.
Nothing gives us greater pride than the importance of India's scientific and engineering colleges, or the army of Indian scientists at organizations such as Microsoft and NASA. Our temples are not the god-encrusted shrines of Varanasi, but Western scientific institutions like Caltech and MIT, and magazines like 'Nature' and 'Scientific American.
The greatest gain from space travel consists in the extension of our knowledge.
In a hundred years this newly won knowledge will pay huge and unexpected dividends.
Intelligent beings from other planets regularly visit our world in an effort to enter into contact with us. NASA and the American government know this and possess a great deal of evidence. Nevertheless, they remain silent in order not to alarm people. I am dedicated to forcing the authorities to end their silence.
If you compare NASA's annual budget to explore the heavens, that one year budget would fund NOAA's budget to explore the oceans for 1,600 years.
We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things.
Not because they are easy, but because they are hard.
Every day, in the USA, our radar instruments capture objects of form and composition unknown to us. And there are thousands of witness reports and a quantity of documents to prove this.
The last 15 years, there has been no recorded warming.
Contrary to all the theories that they are expounding, there should have been warming over the last 15 years. It hasn't happened.
You don't impress the officials at NASA with a paper airplane.
You don't boast about your crayon sketches in the presence of Picasso. You don't claim equality with Einstein because you can write 'H20.' And you don't boast about your goodness in the presence of the Perfect.
NASA asked me to create meals for the space shuttle.
Thai chicken was the favorite. I flew in a fake space shuttle, but I have no desire to go into space after seeing the toilet.
Fortunately, I got called down to NASA for an interview.
And one thing led to the next, and one day I got that call. I've been here about seven years now and am really enjoying it.
NASA's Aqua satellite is showing that water vapor, the dominant greenhouse gas, works to offset the effect of carbon dioxide - CO2. This information, contrary to the assumption used in all the warming models, is ignored by global warming alarmists.
I didnt go into the NASA program to pick up rocks or to go the moon or anything else. I went in there because I was a military officer, and that was the next notch in my profession.
A sense of the unknown has always lured mankind and the greatest of the unknowns of today is outer space. The terrors, the joys and the sense of accomplishment are epitomized in the space program.
NASA sends probe to Uranus, people everywhere giggle.
A NASA astronaut and a Russian cosmonaut can't be creative.
He has to follow a predetermined detailed checklist written by an engineer and if he gets a little creative he'll never fly again.
NASA's annual budget for space exploration could fund NOAA's budget for ocean exploration for 1600 years.
All mathematics is divided into three parts: cryptography (paid for by CIA, KGB and the like), hydrodynamics (supported by manufacturers of atomic submarines) and celestial mechanics (financed by military and other institutions dealing with missiles, such as NASA).
After the Challenger accident, NASA put in a lot of time to improve the safety of the space shuttle to fix the things that had gone wrong.
There are many Iranians working at NASA.
One of the engineers involved with the spaceship that went to Mars is an Iranian.
I guess those of us who have been with NASA kind of understand the tremendous excitement and thrills and celebrations and national pride that went with the Apollo program is just something you're not going to create again, probably until we go to Mars.
NASA's myriad failures are in many ways the natural consequence of a catastrophic combination of bureaucracy, monopoly, and a calcifying aversion to the kind of risk necessary for innovation.
If NASA is to reach beyond the Moon and someday reach Mars, it must be relieved of the burden of launching people and cargo to low earth orbit. To do that, we must invest more in commercial spaceflight.
America has always been greatest when we dared to be great.
We can reach for greatness again. We can follow our dreams to distant stars, living and working in space for peaceful, economic, and scientific gain. Tonight, I am directing NASA to develop a permanently manned space station, and to do it within a decade.
Would a NASA reality show "Lunar Shore" be more popular than "Jersey Shore?" Civilization's future depends on that answer.
And so, I was not a military test pilot, but as soon as NASA expressed an interest in flying scientists and people who were not military test pilots, that was an epiphany that just came like a stroke of lightning.
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.
NASA is moving the space program to Starkville because it has no atmosphere.
As chairman of the Senate subcommittee responsible for NASA appropriations, I say not a penny for this nutty fantasy.
When I was a kid, I was a bit of a space geek.
I loved the space program and all things NASA. I would read books about our solar system; I had pictures of the Space Shuttle on my bedroom wall. And yes, I even went to Space Camp.
Maybe the purpose of the space program [NASA] is to prepare the world for Big Brother - the New World Order.
Small, portable digital cameras that exceed the performance of an off-the-shelf Nikon using 35mm slide film are further away from current reality than the proposed NASA manned Mars mission, although I expect both to happen sometime during my lifetime.