The future doesn't belong to the light-hearted. It belongs to the brave.— Ronald Reagan
Special Space Shuttle quotations
You can't get on my level. you gon' need a space shuttle or a ladder; that's forever.
Then during the mission itself, I used the space shuttle's robot arm to release a satellite into orbit.
Instead of planning the retirement of the Space Shuttle program, America should be preparing the shuttles for their next step in space: evolving, not shutting them down and laying off thousands of people.
The Space Shuttle is the most effective device known to man for destroying dollar bills.
The thing I'll remember most about the flight is that it was fun.
In fact, I'm sure it was the most fun that I'll ever have in my life.
What Do You Care What Other People Think?
We have played a critical role in meeting the new safety standards.
The Canadian space industry contributed new tools that make the inspection of the space shuttle possible.
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.
The space shuttle was often used as an example of why you shouldn't even attempt to make something reusable. But one failed experiment does not invalidate the greater goal. If that was the case, we'd never have had the light bulb.
The crew of the shuttle Columbia did not return safely to Earth;
yet we can pray that all are safely home.
My daughter just thinks that all moms fly the Space Shuttle
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.
In the 1990s, it's OK to do comedy about the Chernobyl disaster or the Space Shuttle blowing up. It's acceptable to ridicule the Pope or the President of the United States, but God forbid you do a joke... about gays. The gay community is the last sacred cow in this society.
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.
Time is the warp and matter the weft of the woven texture of beauty in space, and death is the hurling shuttle.
The crew of the space shuttle Challenger honored us by the manner in which they lived their lives.
Space travel is the only technology that is more dangerous and more expensive now than it was in its first year. Fifty years after Yuri Gagarin, the space shuttle ended up being more dangerous and more expensive to fly than those first throwaway rockets, even though large portions of it were reusable. It's absurd.
No, I think most astronauts recognize that the space shuttle program is very high-risk, and are prepared for accidents.
On a standard space shuttle crew, two of the astronauts have a test pilot background - the commander and the pilot.
I slept just floating in the middle of the flight deck, the upper deck of the space shuttle.
Describing the Internet as the Network of Networks is like calling the Space Shuttle, a thing that flies.
Having the opportunity to fly the first flight of something like a space shuttle was the ultimate test flight.
The crew of the space shuttle Challenger honored us by the manner in which they lived their lives. We will never forget them, nor the last time we saw them, this morning, as they prepared for their journey and waved good-bye and 'slipped the surly bonds of earth' to 'touch the face of God.
The space shuttle is a better and safer rocket than it was before the Challenger accident.
On the wall of his rehabilitation room was a picture of the space shuttle blasting off, autographed by every astronaut now at NASA. On top of the picture it says, "We found nothing is impossible." That should be our motto.
I think it's like that for people who don't remember 1969 first-hand.
It's that sense of 'old hat.' Of 'been there, done that.' Space shuttles, space stations, communications satellites, GPS - they're all part of our everyday, taken-for-granted world in 2009, not part of an incredible odyssey.
By 1931, after a few years' experience of flying scheduled airlines, those planes were operating at roughly 600 times the safety of the space shuttle. I look at safety not in terms of fatalities per passenger-mile, but when you get in and close the door, what is the risk of dying on this flight?
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.
Dad, one of my first memories is of sharing my worry with you about the space shuttle poking holes in the atmosphere and letting out all of Earth's air.
The launch of a space shuttle can still make you weep with amazement and wonder, if you happen to be watching it.
Technology is supposed to make our lives easier, allowing us to do things more quickly and efficiently. But too often it seems to make things harder, leaving us with fifty-button remote controls, digital cameras with hundreds of mysterious features and book-length manuals, and cars with dashboard systems worthy of the space shuttle.
When the space shuttle's engines cut off, and you're finally in space, in orbit, weightless... I remember unstrapping from my seat, floating over to the window, and that's when I got my first view of Earth. Just a spectacular view, and a chance to see our planet as a planet.
In 2009 I went up on the space shuttle.
I was in space for 16 days and docked at the space station for 11 days. The entire crew did five space walks, of which I was involved with three of them. When you're doing a space walk, you always have a buddy with you. It's a very dangerous environment when you're doing a space walk.
Well, with so many space shuttle missions that we've done, I think it's just sort of natural that each one hasn't necessarily gotten the attention that the early ones did.