All posts in Space

For the first two weeks after the flight, it’s pretty much all medical testing and you start your rehabilitation, working out kind of getting your strength back. 

Robert S. Kimbrough (Astronaut)

Now I’m in a month long period of debriefs. I’m continuing my rehabilitation and reconditioning physically, but most of the days I’m in debriefings for all the different systems on the space station.

Robert S. Kimbrough (Astronaut)

The big thing to do right after the first few seconds of being in space is to get these cameras out and make sure you've got the subject in field of view and focused.

Donald Pettit (NASA Astronaut)

One of the first things that I really tried to do was to capture what cities at night look like.

Donald Pettit (NASA Astronaut)

Atmospheric airglow [is a] fascinating phenomenon that you could see from orbit, not so much with your eyes, but after you take a time exposure you could see the glow — the whole atmosphere at nighttime glows from solar particles hitting the atmosphere.

Donald Pettit (NASA Astronaut)

Ever since I was a kid. I was always taking things apart.

Donald Pettit (NASA Astronaut)

Most of what we do for our day job on the ground is technical legwork to support human spaceflight.

Donald Pettit (NASA Astronaut)

There are things that humans can do better than we have the capability of designing any machine to do.

Donald Pettit (NASA Astronaut)

I'm always an amateur at photography, but I've been doing it since I was in the sixth grade. I started off with a Kodak Brownie.

Donald Pettit (NASA Astronaut)

Shadows on Earth are moderated by the atmosphere.

Donald Pettit (NASA Astronaut)

If you don't have everything set up you'll miss the shot. You have 10 to 15 seconds of prime time being over that site to get your picture.

Donald Pettit (NASA Astronaut)

They all have natural stall limiting. That was the thing I was experimenting with when I built N7EZ. It didn’t need electronics to keep the airplane from stalling. 

Burt Rutan

I'd love to be working on going to the Moon. I'm doing this really because I don't think I can convince a funder to go out and invest in an orbital system that we're not sure would work.

Burt Rutan

My wife and I had a little 10-foot by 10-foot booth every year at Oshkosh, and we would make about a quarter of our annual income out of that little booth during the Oshkosh show. That was our livelihood. Makes me shudder to think about it now.

Burt Rutan

My bottom line is that we have to have some kind of breakthroughs

Burt Rutan

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