I am the astronaut of boxing. Joe Louis and Dempsey were just jet pilots. I'm in a world of my own.
It suddenly struck me that that tiny pea, pretty and blue, was the Earth. I put up my thumb and shut one eye, and my thumb blotted out the planet Earth. I didn't feel like a giant. I felt very, very small.
We came all this way to explore the Moon, and the most important thing is that we discovered the Earth.
As a boy, because I was born and raised in Ohio, about 60 miles north of Dayton, the legends of the Wrights have been in my memories as long as I can remember.
Well, for me it really wasn't a case of deciding to be an astronaut.
This is one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind.
Different astronauts sleep in different ways.
Astronauts are inherently insane. And really noble.
I think doing something of your life is something that you've got deep inside, whether it's to, whether you want to be an astronaut or a, whether you want to do science, or whether you want to be a movie star, or whatever
And just when we were at the end of our design process there was the news that the Italian government and the U.S. government had signed an agreement to fly the first Italian astronaut on that flight.
My neighborhood was rough, but I live a great life now. I don't fight that much now. I don't look for it anyway, but if someone hits your mother, whether you're a star, an accountant, or an astronaut or anything... I mean it's your mother, so I lost my mind.
Then, much later, my next dream was to become an astronaut, and I was fortunate to realize that dream, also.
It took me a long time to get selected as an astronaut. In fact, I applied for 20 years before I was selected.
I didn't really decide that I wanted to be an astronaut for sure until the end of college.
I wanted to make sure that the man who found the genie would not take terrible advantage of her, so he needed to be a person of integrity and honor - which is why I made the male lead an astronaut. The rest, as they say, is history.
During my 8 years as chairman, I had the privilege to peer into the future to see dynamic citizen astronauts returning to and from the heavens which we can expect in the future.
The astronauts who came in with me in my astronaut class - my class had 29 men and 6 women - those men were all very used to working with women.
When many astronauts go to space, they see the insignificant size of the earth and vastness of space, and they become very religious, because they have seen the Signs of Allah.
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.
I was selected to be an astronaut on a military program called the Manned Orbiting Laboratory back in '67 and that program got cancelled in '69 and NASA ended up taking half of us...
I was born too late for steam trains and a lazy eye meant I'd never be an astronaut.
Before we had airplanes and astronauts, we really thought that there was an actual place beyond the clouds, somewhere over the rainbow. There was an actual place, and we could go above the clouds and find it.there.
I had done everything I could do as an astronaut, and we have a long line of inexperienced astronauts waiting for their first missions, and so my role really should be to step aside and help them prepare for their missions, rather than to try to get another mission.
It so happened that my goals kind of matched my career progression toward becoming an astronaut.
I wanted to be a secret agent and an astronaut, preferably at the same time.
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