"I think were going to the moon because its in the nature of the human being to face challenges. Its by the nature of his deep inner soul... were required to do these things just as salmon swim upstream."
"NASA has been one of the most successful public investments in motivating students to do well and achieve all they can achieve. Its sad that we are turning the programme in a direction where it will reduce the amount of motivation and stimulation it provides to young people."
"Im substantially concerned about the policy directions of the space agency. We have a situation in the U.S. where the White House and Congress are at odds over what the future direction should be. Theyre sort of playing a game and NASA is the shuttlecock that theyre hitting back and forth."
"All in all for someone who was immersed in fascinated by and dedicated to flight I was disappointed by the wrinkle in history that had brought me along one generation late. I had missed all the great times and adventures in flight."