All posts in Space

It takes a couple of years just to get the background and knowledge that you need before you can go into detailed training for your mission.

Sally Ride

I was always very interested in science, and I knew that for me, science was a better long-term career than tennis.

Sally Ride

The food isn't too bad. It's very different from the food that the astronauts ate in the very early days of the space program.

Sally Ride

The stars don't look bigger, but they do look brighter.

Sally Ride

When you're getting ready to launch into space, you're sitting on a big explosion waiting to happen.

Sally Ride

You have to reach a level of comfort with that risk.

Sally Ride

Any administration foolish enough to call ketchup a vegetable cannot be expected to cut the mustard.

John Glenn

As I hurtled through space, one thought kept crossing my mind — every part of this rocket was supplied by the lowest bidder.

John Glenn

I don’t know what you could say about a day in which you have seen four beautiful sunsets.

John Glenn

I suppose the one quality in an astronaut more powerful than any other is curiosity. They have to get some place nobody’s ever been.

John Glenn

I’m not interested in my legacy. I made up a word: ‘live-acy.’ I’m more interested in living.

John Glenn

Just because I’m 77 doesn’t mean I don’t have a dream.

John Glenn

If there is one thing I’ve learned in my years on this planet, it’s that the happiest and most fulfilled people I’ve known are those who devoted themselves to something bigger and more profound than merely their own self-interest.

John Glenn

There are times when you devote yourself to a higher cause than personal safety.

John Glenn

To sit back and let fate play its hand out and never influence it is not the way man was meant to operate.

John Glenn

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