I think a lot of people in Washington are extremely suspicious of NASA.
I’m fairly certain that, at this very minute, the [Mars Polar Lander] is floating somewhere around the Neptune feeling tired and cranky and looking for a Holiday Inn.Of course, you’d have to have a heart...
Science, enabled by engineering, empowered by NASA, tells us not only that we are in the universe but that the universe is in us. And for me, that sense of belonging elevates, not denigrates, the...
Space is dangerous. It’s what we do here. If you want to play it safe all the time, go join an insurance company.
When you organize extraordinary missions, you attract people of extraordinary talent who might not have been inspired by or attracted to the goal of saving the world from cancer or hunger or pestilence.
Just because your electronics are better than ours, you aren’t necessarily superior in any way. Look, imagine that you humans are a man in LA with a brand-new Trujillo and we are a nuhp in...
When I started writing I wanted the best tools. I skipped right over chisels on rocks, stylus on wet clay plates, quills and fountain pens, even mechanical pencils, and went straight to one of the...
bilaterly symmetrical, sexually differentiated bipeds, located on one of the outer spiral arms of the Milky Way, capable of recognising the prime numbers and moved by one extraordinary quality that lasts longer than all our...
—David G. Wells
NASA is one of those programs the American people receive benefits from,
Until the study is complete and presented to NASA and DOD senior officials in October, it is premature to comment on specifics and possible recommendations.
That’s not the way we operate here at NASA. We promote openness and we speak with the facts.
That’s not the policy or the way we operate public affairs at NASA. We support and make sure we are all about full and open communications.
NASA is a scientific and technological agency and we work very closely with our congressional partners.
Conspiracy theorists like to claim NASA’s moon landing was faked. Well of course it was! But the biggest conspiracy of all is the Columbus landed in the new world in the late 15th century. There...
I was impressed by the scene in Apollo 13 where the astronauts request confirmation of their calculations and several people at Mission Control dive for their slide rules. For several months after that, my standard...
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