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NASA has been commented on by 265 key people in the news. You can find all of them on this page with their statements. People who have been most quoted about NASA are: Elon Musk, Scott Bolton, Donald J. Trump and Shane Kimbrough. For instance, the most recent quote from Elon Musk is: “My mind's blown. This is going to be ultimately a huge revolution in spaceflight. It's the difference between if you had airplanes where you threw away an airplane after every flight versus you could reuse them multiple times. It's taken us a long time, a lot of difficult steps along the way, but I'm just incredibly proud of the SpaceX team. I'm still at a loss for words, but it's really a great day not just for SpaceX and the space industry as a whole and proving that something can be done that many people said was impossible.”.
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Robert Lightfoot - Nasa

This is an inspirational record Peggy is setting today, and she would be the first to tell you this is a record that's absolutely made to be broken as we advance our knowledge and existence as both Americans and humans. The cutting-edge research and technology demonstrations on the International Space Station will help us go farther into our solar system and stay there longer, as we explore the mysteries of deep space first-hand. Congratulations to Peggy, and thank you for inspiring not only women, but all Americans to pursue STEM careers and become leaders.feedback

Donald J. Trump

Tell me: Mars. What do you see a [sic] timing for actually sending humans to Mars? Is there a schedule, and when would you see that happening? Well we want to try to do it during my first term or at worst during my second term. So we'll have to speed that up a little bit, okay? There's tremendous military application in space. We're rebuilding our military like never before. We're ordering equipment, and we're going to have the strongest military we've ever had. The strongest military that the world has ever and there's no time when we need it more.feedback

Donald J. Trump

This is a very special day in the glorious history of American spaceflight. Well, we want to try and do it during my first term or, at worst, during my second term, so we'll have to speed that up a little bit, okay? That's fantastic. I've been dealing with politicians so much, I'm so much more impressed with these people. You have no idea.feedback

Donald J. Trump

That's something we need, and we also need it psychologically.feedback

Donald J. Trump

This is a very special day in the glorious history of American spaceflight. That's an incredible record to break. Better you than me. Tell me. Mars. What do you see as timing for actually sending humans to Mars? Is there a schedule and when would you see that happening? Well, we want to try to do it during my first term or at worst during my second term so we will have to speed that up a little bit ok? I have great respect for you folks, it's amazing what you do.feedback

Julia Roberts

He goes against all the rules – and there have been plenty of movies about these rules [that say] you peak too early [and] it's all downhill.feedback

Julia Roberts

He, like, floated and told us all about this space mission that he is on. And I told him, You are officially the coolest guy I went to high school with.' . I think I'm a slow rise. I'm like a slow Thanksgiving dinner roll.feedback

Jim Fuller

Some of the big unanswered questions are the way in which the rings formed, the age of the rings, and their mass. If Cassini can measure the total mass of the rings, this will help us understand how the rings formed and how long they've been around.feedback

Curt Niebur - Nasa

There is definitely an element of risk. We are traveling through a completely unexplored area at extremely high speeds on a path threading the smallest eye of the smallest of needles.feedback

Jim Green - Nasa

What a spectacular end to a spectacular mission. I feel a little sad in many ways that Cassini's discoveries will end. But I'm also quite optimistic that we're going to discover some new and really exciting science as we probe the region we've never probed before.feedback

Jan Woerner - European Space Agency

There were many mistakes in that movie; I will not go through that. But the effect, as such, is a very serious one.feedback

Davide Farnocchia

We know the time that the object is going to be closest within seconds, and the distance is known within hundreds of kilometers (miles).feedback

Vern Thorp - United Launch Alliance

It's great, I mean, to be able to get in there and experience that 360-degree view.feedback

Darrell Miklos

We are going to change history. Imagine if this stuff had never come to life? No one in those particular countries would've investigated these anomalies that Gordon found from space. It's amazing this story. It needs to be told. People need to benefit from it.feedback

Darrell Miklos

I've been waiting for this moment all my life. I'm going to do it until I can't do it anymore. I started watching my father in the industry and the excitement of it all. When I got a taste for what exploration and discovery was like, it never left my mind.feedback

Darrell Miklos

It will be both educational, inspirational and I get to highlight an American hero and the people that surrounded him in this industry of treasure hunting which has a stigma attached to it. I hope to clean up the stigma attached to treasure hunters in general and do it right. I want people to know that we are not there to take away treasure and people's history from them. We are there to share it in all aspects.feedback

Darrell Miklos

We share with each host country and they can use the proceeds for their museums or they can take the proceeds from what they sold off and build roads, infrastructures, and hospitals and spread education. Otherwise it would just be there buried under the sand and no one would be able to tell the stories.feedback

Darrell Miklos

I'm not there to find lots of treasure and to take it home and sell it off. I am there to share it with the host country. This is good for them. In most areas we are working with they are in a bad economic position and this could do nothing but help them. We share the proceeds of what we find with those host countries.feedback

Darrell Miklos

After having been close with Gordon and understanding that not only was he exploring space but also he was exploring the world in which we live and his passion for it, it just put more fire in me. Ever since then I was hooked. It was an addiction for me in a good way and I've been waiting for the right project to come around.feedback

Bob Cabana

We're really, really going to miss hearing your golden voice on console during launch, George.feedback

Stef Lhermitte

[It's] amazing to see the rift from nearby after studying it from space for several days. From these images alone, it is difficult to already say anything about what exactly caused the crack on this unusual spot.feedback

Amy Mainzer - Jet Propulsion Laboratory

The odds of an impact for asteroids are very low on 'human timescales' (a hundred years are so). However, because the consequences could potentially be severe, it's not something we should completely ignore.feedback

Vern Thorp - United Launch Alliance

It's an honour to launch the spacecraft which has been named in memory of John Glenn.feedback

George Diller - Nasa

I'm sure when I'm retired and up in the mountains somewhere, there's a launch going, it will be hard not to tune it in some way.feedback

Randy Herman

You got tanks, you got water bottles. I don't think the drought's over. It's going to take a long time.feedback

Jim Green - Nasa

We're just on the precipice of moving this whole activity forward. I think in our lifetime we'll be able to answer the question, Are we alone?feedback

Ariel Anbar

It makes the Enceladus ocean seem a heck of a lot more habitable than we were thinking yesterday. And wouldn't we like to know, is there life living there?feedback

Peter Girguis

For a microbiologist thinking about energy for microbes, hydrogen is like the gold coin of energy currency. If you had to have one thing, one chemical compound, coming out of a vent that would lead you to think there's energy to support microbial life, hydrogen is at the top of that list.feedback

Elena Favilli

Films and books teach children that boys are stronger and better. But parents are realising that daughters need adventures too. According to a study published recently in the American periodical Science, by the time they are six years old, girls already think that they are less capable than boys. At school it is girls who on average achieve more highly, and yet from the very first year of primary school they assume that boys are better than them.feedback

Richard Alley

The greater depth of the trough indicated by the new data will favor faster retreat, but it is such a narrow trough that some stabilization from the sides is likely to continue, so that there is still no worry of the whole ice sheet suddenly falling in the ocean.feedback

Geoff Chester

Jupiter is at his best and brightest, as well as at his closest distance to us. As bright as he is, he's still an awfully long way from us, over distant, at his closest approach.feedback

Doug Gillan

Once it takes on autonomy and social agency and consciousness, whatever you want to call it–then we start to think of it more like another person.feedback

Doug Gillan

That's how we're built. We have these social processes, and sometimes they get applied to non-social things. The Man in Black–all he's doing is mistreating machines. And if he were mistreating his coffeemaker, we'd think that he's kind of a jerk, but we wouldn't think he was evil.feedback

Amy A. Simon

We could do a two-for-one there and help out Juno at the same time.feedback

Amy A. Simon

We can map out the full planet. On a first glance, the Great Red Spot is still strikingly colored. It stands out quite well. That's telling us something about the deeper atmosphere. We're going to be analyzing this over the next few months.feedback

Shane Goldmacher - Politico

Another is through Kennedy's other son, Gregory, and Trump's Silicon Valley adviser Peter Thiel. They went to Stanford Law School together and served as president of the Federalist Society in back-to-back years. More recently, Kennedy's firm, Disruptive Technology Advisers, has worked with Thiel's company Palantir Technologies. In fact, during the early months of the Trump administration, Gregory Kennedy has worked at NASA as a senior financial adviser as part of the so-called 'beachhead' team.feedback

Betsy Middleton

We'll be inviting people who were involved way back, 20 years ago in planning the mission. We'll have few talks, but it will be a party. It depends on what you like, nature or urban. There's one of downtown Baltimore, the harbor, we used that one on the cover of a publication. There are islands that are just gorgeous. You'll just have to look and see how beautiful they are.feedback

Betsy Middleton

That's one reason why researchers have loved [EO-1]. It's not all that different from an aircraft strip. For people who would like a satellite view of an area, that gives them the spatial context of where their study area fits in the region, and it's in high enough resolution that you can define communities and ecosystems. We've only had a small team at Goddard, me and five or six other people, and then people in the engineering group. We've had to be creative and figure out how to make things automated.feedback

Betsy Middleton

I was the first signatory on the decommissioning page, which was a little sad. We're really bummed, but I managed to get two more years by all but throwing myself down in front of the last senior review and kicking and flailing. We can pick any darn band we want, and we can average them. That's a big advantage.feedback

Betsy Middleton

EO-1 has just been a learning experience, all the way around.feedback

Earl Maize

A piece of sand at that velocity will take out one of our instruments, or, if it's in the wrong place, could cripple our spacecraft. This is something we wouldn't want to really try any other time. But now it is the time.feedback

Earl Maize

Cassini's own discoveries were its demise. We cannot risk an inadvertent contact with that pristine body. Going out in a blaze of glory is a phenomenal conclusion. It has essentially rewritten the books on Saturn. But it's just a chapter, the book is not complete.feedback

Earl Maize

It will break apart, it will melt, it will vaporize, and it will become part of the very planet it left Earth to explore.feedback

Alan Stern

It's fantastic to have completed half the journey to our next flyby; that flyby will set the record for the most distant world ever explored in the history of civilization.feedback

Matt Golombek

You're only as good as the last landing site you selected.feedback

Thomas Pesquet

Sometimes when we're on the dark side of the Earth, EVA [Extravehicular activity] feels like scuba diving at night.feedback

Dan Huot

Teams are focused on completing the (spacewalk) and will review the events as they unfolded after it is completed.feedback

Elon Musk - Tesla Motors

My mind's blown. This is going to be ultimately a huge revolution in spaceflight. It's the difference between if you had airplanes where you threw away an airplane after every flight versus you could reuse them multiple times. It's taken us a long time, a lot of difficult steps along the way, but I'm just incredibly proud of the SpaceX team. I'm still at a loss for words, but it's really a great day not just for SpaceX and the space industry as a whole and proving that something can be done that many people said was impossible.feedback

Dan Huot

The team will go back and look at what the chain of events were, but essentially it was untethered. It was spur of the moment, completely unplanned. They got presented with a problem and the ingenuity kicked in. Sometimes bolts will go. There was one spacewalk where we lost an entire bag of tools.feedback

Jim Erickson

The project that is developing NASA's next Mars rover, for launch in 2020, had made changes to wheel design. And the new design has demonstrated much longer wheel lifespan in long-distance driving tests.feedback

Ashwin Vasavada

The mission's planned studies are intended to further understanding about how an environment that was very wet became more harsh and dry.feedback

Julio Valdivia

It's not only about bringing potatoes to Mars, but also finding a potato that can resist non-cultivable areas on Earth.feedback

Ivanka Trump

As a mom, I am trying to do my part, as well. My daughter, Arabella, and I are enrolling in a coding class this summer. We're excited to learn this incredibly important new language together. Coding truly is the language of the future. Women's participation in STEM, where so many of the jobs of the future will come from, is critical in the fight for wage equality and for the empowerment of women in the economy.feedback

Ivanka Trump

This statistic is showing that we are sadly moving in the wrong direction. Women are increasingly underrepresented in important fields of science, technology, engineering and math. But I dare you to beat these statistics and advance the role of women in STEM fields.feedback

Shane Kimbrough

In my 1.5 kg 'hand luggage', I brought the wedding rings of my friends getting married this summer! I'll be back in time to be their witness.feedback

Randi Weingarten - American Federation of Teachers

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and Ivanka Trump are feigning an interest in STEM careers with a photo op at the National Air and Space Museum while eliminating all funding for NASA's education programs. This takes chutzpah to a new level. If this administration was genuinely interested in promoting STEM programs, it would walk the walk, not just talk the talk. The next generation of astronauts, scientists, engineers and mathematicians need support, not budget cuts eliminating the very programs being promoted.feedback

Donald J. Trump

The folks behind me have been so involved in it. They love NASA. They love everything it stands for and they love the people in their areas. You have a couple of areas that are going to be very much benefited by this…it's a lot of jobs and these are great jobs.feedback

Eric Stallmer

The commercial sector is moving in the right direction [but] to fully privatize the station it would be difficult, you would need that expertise that NASA offers. Fifty-fifty would be a great starting off point.feedback

Phillip Larson - SpaceX

It's probably not too far a leap to say that the initial point of the hearing was to draw a contrast of SLS vs. ISS and the futures of each respective program. And that's why I think you saw the [witness list] at first not include any commercial spaceflight companies.feedback

Bill Nelson

We have the commercial companies going to and from the International Space Station and we have NASA going out and exploring the heavens. And we're going to Mars.feedback

Bill Gerstenmaier - Nasa

NASA's predominant role should be to move to deep space, and take the private sector along with us to deep space, and to do that we need to relinquish the NASA role in low-Earth orbit.feedback

Meg Howrey

What a large thing it is to be Helen, what infinite space she is. And then to be seen by her. As if, just for once, the universe understood him, came up with a name for him, instead of the other way around.feedback

Miles Soloman

The first thing I thought there was, well, you can't have negative energy. And then we realized this was an error. So we emailed NASA. Even now that sounds quite cool. I emailed NASA. It's pretty cool. You can tell your friends, I just emailed NASA and they're looking at the graphs that I've made. What we got given was a lot of spreadsheets, which is a lot more interesting than it sounds. I went straight to the bottom of the list and I went for the lowest bits of energy there were.feedback

Elon Musk - Tesla Motors

I am not. This bill changes almost nothing about what NASA is doing. Existing programs stay in place and there is no added funding for Mars…perhaps there will be some future bill that makes a difference for Mars, but this is not it.feedback

Mark D. Kaufman

The song left our solar system in 2012, and will pass by its first star, Gliese 445, in 40,000 years.feedback

John Logsdon

Never became the major, much less the sole, means for developing a comprehensive and coordinated national approach to space.feedback

Robert Behnken - Nasa

It will be exciting to see a new way to bring crew members into orbit.feedback

Judith Lean

It means even though the sunspots have gone, the sun's irradiance isn't at its minimal level. I would say no. It's not something somebody's going to notice. The response time of climate system to changes in irradiance are longer than days and probably longer than months. It takes time for there to be a response.feedback

Paul Dorian

There have already been 26 spotless days in 2017 (34 percent of the entire year) and this follows 32 spotless days last year which occurred primarily during the latter part of the year. The blank look to the sun will increase in frequency over the next couple of years leading up to the next solar minimum – probably to be reached in late 2019 or 2020.feedback

Colin Norman

This asymmetry depends on properties such as the mass and the relative orientation of the back holes' rotation axes before the merger. That's why these objects are so rare.feedback

Mark Serreze

All I can say here is that I've been studying Arctic weather patterns for 35 years and have never seen anything like what we've experienced over the past two winters. Maybe this is just natural variability, but if so, it is a type of natural variability that I am unfamiliar with.feedback

Jeffrey Payne

We need to be smarter about how we approach water resource management. And this new technology is sort of a beacon of hope.feedback

Jeffrey Payne

Some of the snowdrifts have faces of 25 to 40 feet. So we've got some pretty serious snow.feedback

Rod Downie - World Wide Fund for Nature

We need to act now to lower our carbon emissions by improving energy efficiency, switching from fossil fuels to renewable energy and tackling climate change head on.feedback

Julienne Stroeve

Such thin ice going into the melt season sets us up for the possibility of record low sea-ice conditions this September.feedback

Rod Downie - World Wide Fund for Nature

The annual freeze and thaw of sea ice in the polar regions is like the beating heart of our planet, driving ocean circulation and regulating our climate. But sea ice is in decline in a warming world and the records have been shattered this year.feedback

Maurizio Pajola

The last time we saw the fracture intact was on 4 July, and in the absence of any other outburst events recorded in the following ten-day period, this is the most compelling evidence that we have that the observed outburst was directly linked to the collapse of the cliff. Thanks to this particular event at Aswan, we think that the cumulative effect led by strong thermal gradients could be one of the most important weakening factors of the cliff structure.feedback

Gavin Schmidt

Month-to-month we're significantly colder than last year [at the same time].feedback

Deke Arndt

There are a lot of what-ifs. But I do think it's going to be one of the warmest years. Comparing one year to another is interesting and provides some insights, but it doesn't really confirm or refute anything that looking at the whole record does.feedback

Laura Seward Forczyk

A lot of times the only way women or minorities can actually succeed is through these grants. It's the only way they continue getting funding.feedback

Leland Melvin

If it hadn't been for NASA Education I wouldn't have been funded to go to school, to work at NASA Langley, to become an astronaut. We can't say 'we support this' out of one side of our mouths and then go and cut the programs that fuel them. $115 million - that's a rounding error in the grand scheme of things. But the effectiveness of those programs for getting kids to stay in college, getting them into the STEM pipeline, there is no way to reproduce that if you cut that money out.feedback

Laura Seward Forczyk

It's how I started my career in the space industry. It's how so many people I know got started in the space industry.feedback

Casey Dreier

The whole idea of engaging students in STEM is one of the most practical consequences of investing in the space program. Hopefully, people in Congress realize this.feedback

Vicki Arroyo

Cutting scientific research in E.P.A. and NASA and NOAA and other science agencies is not going to help us have more information on the causes and, more important, the effects of climate change.feedback

Casey Dreier

One of the reasons we just put this out is because we have heard those rumors. We don't want NASA to shift again and put the majority of its resources into a lunar program. These shifts don't turn on a dime.feedback

Kelley Slack

It will be first time that we've been totally disconnected from Earth. There's no good way of studying that.feedback

Kelley Slack

They'll be going out and they'll have a concept of what's going to happen, but there's a great degree of uncertainty.feedback

Bill Jeffs - Nasa

Neil Armstrong demonstrated this characteristic as he piloted the lunar module for the first landing on the moon.feedback

Kelley Slack

We are actually really good at countermeasures and support for the International Space Station.feedback

Margaret Weitekamp

She has a resume that puts her on par with what male candidates would have had access to a generation or so earlier.feedback

Mae Jemison

I thought that was the most absurd thing in the entire world. I just thought, well, would the aliens actually think this is all there is to humanity?feedback

John Glenn

The men go off and fight the wars and fly the airplanes and come back and help design and build and test them. The fact that women are not in this field is a fact of our social order.feedback

Margaret Weitekamp

He was thinking that if you're going to have dozens of people on space stations, then you're going to need secretaries, you're going to need telephone operators, you're going to need lab assistants–and that means you need women. So he's thinking about the women for very much traditional, pink-collared, gendered jobs.feedback

Margaret Weitekamp

She was not interested in being treated differently than the rest of the members of her crew because she was the one woman on that mission.feedback

Mauricio Caso

We Nasa walk slowly but safely. You men from Medellín tend to be crafty and fast.feedback

Beka Economopoulos

They're doubling down on space exploration but cutting NASA climate research. Industry science won't be on the chopping block, but basic research will be.feedback

Chris St. Cyr - Nasa

With space-based coronagraphs, we get images back every 20-30 minutes. You'll see the CME in one frame, and by the time you get the next frame – which contains the information we need to tell how fast it's moving – the energetic particles have already arrived [at Earth].feedback

Joan Burkepile

Currently, processed images from K-Cor are available on the internet in less than 15 minutes after they're taken. We're installing a more powerful computer at the observatory in Hawaii to process the images seconds after they are acquired, and provide the data on the internet within a minute or two of acquisition.feedback

Amber Straughn - Nasa

Make no mistake about it, this is really, really difficult, coming up to the edge of impossible, engineering.feedback

Dan Lockney - Nasa

We're pleased to transfer these tools to other sectors and excited at the prospect of seeing them implemented in new and creative ways.feedback

Oren Milstein

This product will enable human deep space exploration. Our breakthrough has come in creating the architecture of the multi-layered shield to accurately cover the most important organs. Based on our simulations, we're sure it works but to be 100 percent sure, we're sending it up on EM-1.feedback

Robert Bigelow

Mars is premature at this time. The moon is not. We have the technology. We have the ability, and the potential for a terrific business case.feedback

Tory Bruno - United Launch Alliance

I'm excited by the possibilities. This administration, near as we can tell, feels a sense of urgency to go out and make things happen, and to have high-profile demonstrations that are along the roadmap to accomplish these broad goals. …There is an opportunity to begin building that infrastructure right now–within the next four years.feedback

Armando Azua

If we can demonstrate that in the Atacama desert, with the evidence that we have, that life is not only able to tolerate extreme dryness but can keep on functioning in this dry state, then that would open the possibilities of finding life not just on Mars but in other areas of the universe.feedback

Elon Musk - Tesla Motors

We would expect to do more than one mission of this nature. This should be incredibly exciting. If NASA decides that they want to do the first lunar orbit mission, we would obviously give them priority.feedback

Elon Musk - Tesla Motors

I think this should be a really exciting mission that hopefully gets the world really excited about sending people into deep space again.feedback

Eric Christian

This is going to be our first mission to fly to the sun. You'd think the farther away you get from a heat source, you'd get colder. Why the atmosphere is hotter than the surface is a big puzzle. The sun blows a stream of charged particles in all directions at a million miles an hour. But we don't understand how that gets accelerated. [The distance makes] things get smeared out in a way that makes it hard to tell what's happening at the sun.feedback

Elon Musk - Tesla Motors

I think they are entering this with their eyes open, knowing that there is some risk here. They're certainly not naive, and we'll do everything we can to minimize that risk, but it's not zero. But they're coming into this with their eyes open. This should be a really exciting mission that hopefully gets the world really excited about sending people into deep space again. This should be incredibly exciting.feedback

Bill Gerstenmaier - Nasa

There's not pressure to go do this. I find it encouraging that we were asked to go do this feasibility study.feedback

Bill Gerstenmaier - Nasa

There are pros and cons both ways, and it's hard to judge that (public) aspect. But I look at it more kind of matter-of-factly. What do I gain technically by putting crew on?feedback

Thomas Zurbuchen

The decision to forego the burn is the right thing to do – preserving a valuable asset so that Juno can continue its exciting journey of discovery.feedback

Thomas Zurbuchen

Three of these planets marked in green are in the habitable zone where liquid water can pool on the surface. In fact, with the right atmospheric conditions, there could be water on any of these planets.feedback

Michaël Gillon

This is an amazing planetary system, not only because we have found so many planets, but because they are all surprisingly similar in size to Earth.feedback

Seth Shostak

Whether or not TRAPPIST-1 has inhabitants, its discovery has underlined the growing conviction that the universe is replete with real estate on which biology could both arise and flourish. If you still think the rest of the universe is sterile, you are surely singular, and probably wrong. A year on any of these worlds would be less than three weeks, and in the case of the innermost planet, only 36 hours. You'd have a hard time keeping up with birthdays.feedback

Thomas Pesquet

As a pilot it is sometimes better to accelerate and circle around than attempt a difficult landing. Same in space - we'll be ready tomorrow!feedback

Rob Navias

The SpaceX engineers are tracing this issue to an incorrect value that was detected in the spacecraft's Relative Global Positioning System hardware, which basically tells Dragon's computers, for its burn plan, where it is in the sky relative to the International Space Station. Dragon itself is in excellent shape. Its Global Positioning System hardware is also in excellent shape. At no time was the station or the crew in any danger. Dragon did exactly what it was supposed to do and broke out of its approach.feedback

Noah Molotch

It would be, I would say, a monumental leap in our ability to forecast water supply if we had this kind of information.feedback

Penelope Boston - Nasa

It's super life. It's simply another illustration of just how completely tough earth life is.feedback

Norine Noonan

Why are we surprised? As a biologist, I would say life on Earth is extremely tough and extremely versatile.feedback

Gwynne Shotwell - SpaceX

The response to that report this morning was, The hell we won't fly before 2019.feedback

Robert Murray

There's no scientific analysis either. I have 4,000 scientists that tell me global warming is a hoax. The Earth has cooled for 20 years.feedback

Scott Parazynski

If you have a crew on board, the complexity of the mission increases substantially. You are committing to making it a perfect round trip. You need to have the life support systems, the launch abort system and the recovery systems built into the vehicle the first time around.feedback

Aaron Oesterle

During the Apollo years, going to the moon was linked directly with the ability to launch nuclear missiles.feedback

Aaron Oesterle

This is about demonstrating capabilities so we can do really exciting things. How close can we get within four to eight years with having boots on the ground [on the moon]?feedback

Maria Cristina De Sanctis

The geological and morphological settings of Ernutet are still under investigation with the high-resolution data acquired in the last months, and we do not have a definitive answer for why Ernutet is so special.feedback

Maria Cristina De Sanctis

We cannot exclude that there are other locations rich in organics not sampled by the survey, or below the detection limit. In some ways, it is very similar to Europa and Enceladus. We see compounds on the surface of Ceres like the ones detected in the plume of Enceladus. Ceres' surface can be considered warmer with respect to the Saturnian and Jovian satellites, due to [its] distance from the sun. However, we do not have evidence of a subsurface ocean now on Ceres, but there are hints of subsurface recent fluids.feedback

Stephen Payne - Nasa

It's kind of neat to go outside and look at the pad changing and see how what was once the future is becoming the present.feedback

Tom Engler

In the entire history of human spaceflight, there have only been three countries that have ever flown in space, and here we're going to have four separate and distinct programs at the center.feedback

Simone Marchi

The overall region is heavily cratered and appears to be ancient; however, the rims of Ernutet crater appear to be relatively fresh. The organic-rich areas include carbonate and ammoniated species, which are clearly Ceres' endogenous material, making it unlikely that the organics arrived via an external impactor.feedback

Robert Lightfoot - Nasa

I know the challenges associated with such a proposition, like reviewing the technical feasibility, additional resources needed, and clearly the extra work would require a different launch date. That said, I also want to hear about the opportunities it could present to accelerate the effort of the first crewed flight and what it would take to accomplish that first step of pushing humans farther into space.feedback

Hassan Shibly - The Huffington Post

In each incident that I've seen, the subjects have been shown a Blue Paper that says CBP has legal authority to search phones at the border, which gives them the impression that they're obligated to unlock the phone, which isn't true. They're not obligated to unlock the phone.feedback

Gwynne Shotwell - SpaceX

We should be launching every two to three weeks. For us, the concern was not the cracks, but do they grow over time? Would these cracks cause a flight failure? I think NASA is used to engines that aren't quite as robust, so they just don't want any cracks at all in the turbo machinery.feedback

Larry Varholak - Oxford Performance Materials

What really makes it valuable to NASA and Boeing is this material is as strong as aluminium at significantly less weight.feedback

Naveen Jain - Moon Express

Moon Express now has all the capital it needs to land its small robotic spacecraft on the surface of the moon in November or December of 2017.feedback

Naveen Jain - Moon Express

He and his partners are just a group of entrepreneurs trying to move humanity forward. We want to leave a legacy for future generations.feedback

Bob Richards - Federal Aviation Administration

Just before the presidential election, NASA released a call for concepts for payloads to the moon to be delivered by private companies. That shows a rising tide of interest in the moon by our nation's space industry.feedback

Adam Steltzner

I would recommend to someone who's in their 20s and feeling stagnant to look inside themselves and see where the joy comes from.feedback

Adam Steltzner

Fear locks us in so frequently, or locks me in so frequently. Don't be afraid.feedback

Kelvin Manning

We want to honor the crew. We also want people to pause . . . we want to understand the risks so we can ensure our astronauts' safety.feedback

Jim Strothman

It was not only the biggest story of my career, it was the most unwanted story of my career.feedback

Jim Strothman

Then there was a long period of silence. I began to get concerned, just a gut feeling like a reporter.feedback

Hubert Humphrey

The deaths of these three brilliant young men, true pioneers and wonderfully brave, is a profound and personal loss to me. I have had such close relationships with them that my sorrow is very deep. My heart goes out to their families and loved ones.feedback

Bob Cabana

I always have concerns. We have to continue to speak up and make sure that everyone is heard.feedback

John Stennis

I don't think this indicates any dereliction on the part of those conducting our space program. Perhaps it is only the law of averages catching up with us. These simulation programs have paved the way to the real thing....despite this accident I think we must proceed with the programs.feedback

Amy Shira Teitel

The mission was never intended to explore only one body in the outer solar system. In fact, the mission was designed to explore not just the Pluto-Charon system, but Pluto-Charon as well as multiple Kuiper Belt Objects.feedback

Bonnie Baer

I want them to be remembered for the other things and not necessarily for the accident.feedback

Scott Grissom

This is way, way, way long overdue. But we're excited about it.feedback

Kim Binsted

I'm proud of the part we play in helping reduce the barriers to a human journey to Mars.feedback

Janelle Monae

I am personally inspired by these women because they had to overcome so many obstacles and they persevered and they broke down barriers and they did not allow their circumstances to get in the way of them following and achieving their dreams.feedback

Kim Binsted

Mars is one of the best places in the solar system to look for signs of past or current life.feedback

Gavin Schmidt

This is clearly a record. We are now no longer only looking at something that only scientists can see, but is apparent to people in our daily lives.feedback

Corinne Le Quere

Of course this is climate change, it's overwhelmingly climate change. Warming (is) nearly everywhere. The Arctic sea ice is collapsing. Spikes in fires from the heat. Heavy rainfall from more water vapour in the air.feedback

Bernadette Woods Placky

If our world did not have human-caused climate change, we would see those temperatures fall back below average or even record cold.feedback

Bernadette Woods Placky

That matters because when you add all this extra heat to our climate system our ice melts, our sea levels rise, and our oceans change their chemistry.feedback

Gavin Schmidt

That's pretty unusual, but what's going on is this a long-term underlying trend that's driven mainly by greenhouse gases and the fact that carbon dioxide is continuing to increase.feedback

Gavin Schmidt

This is not what we want, we don't want to be breaking new records every year.feedback

Bernadette Woods Placky

It's leading to an increase in certain cases of extreme weather that are costing lives and are costing a lot of money.feedback

Bernadette Woods Placky

It's a global issue that is felt locally and the way that most people experience it is through extreme weather, when it hits you in the face. There is really no part of the globe that is immune to that.feedback

James Bevington

When I started, my biggest fear was that we were going to be that crew that turned out like Biosphere 2, which wasn't a very pretty picture.feedback

Louis Leonard - World Wide Fund for Nature

The science is clear and headed in one direction. Human-caused changes in climate are putting the lives of both people and wildlife at risk. From disappearing Arctic ice in Alaska to greater storm surges along our nation's coastlines to heatwaves in America's heartland, nature is sending a distress call.feedback

Joseph Nuth

If we build it now on a normal schedule, and put that interceptor into storage, we can launch it in less than a year. This could mitigate the possibility of a sneaky asteroid coming in from a place that's hard to observe, like toward the sun.feedback

Jason Dworkin

If it was up to me, I would send a rocket with some titanium dioxide on it and paint it white, and have that Yarkovksy effect accelerate, and move it away from the Earth.feedback

Bill Bottke

There was a time where we didn't have a program to look for objects, and it was done privately. You had guys like [astronomer Eugene] Shoemaker driving out every month to Palomar Observatory to look for them. Now we have $50 million annually to look for them. Now we're getting serious science missions to look at these.feedback

Catherine Plesko

Cannonball technology is actually very good technology, because you're intercepting the object at very high speed, so it ends up being more effective than conventional high explosives. If you really need a lot of energy, though, a nuclear burst is the way to get the largest amount of energy out to the object in the smallest possible container.feedback

Bill Bottke

Locked in asteroids are stories that are telling us what was going on when the planets formed, when the solar nebula was still around.feedback

Bill Bottke

The probability that any large asteroid is going to hit is in the near future is pretty low. So I tend to focus on the more uplifting parts of asteroids.feedback

Daniel Scheeres

After the mission, we should be able to update all these impact probabilities, and hopefully it will go down. Just by testing the theory and validating it with more precise measurements, that can help all of our other predictions of the Yarkovsky effect for all other asteroids.feedback

Catherine Plesko

For nuclear deflection, it really is the best idea to do an intensive load of these calculations before we even need to contemplate doing anything real.feedback

Jason Dworkin

If you have something like 50 years, that could deflect it enough, and it might be a whole lot simpler than sending up nuclear weapons.feedback

Bill Patzert - Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Some of these warm storms have actually decreased the snowpack. Looking ahead to the spring, summer and fall, all this rain might seem sweet at this point but an awful lot of this is running out through the river systems.feedback

Harold F. Levison

This is a unique opportunity. Because the Trojans are remnants of the primordial material that formed the outer planets, they hold vital clues to deciphering the history of the solar system. Lucy, like the human fossil for which it is named, will revolutionize the understanding of our origins.feedback

Lindy Elkins-Tanton

This is an opportunity to explore a new type of world – not one of rock or ice, but of metal. 16 Psyche is the only known object of its kind in the solar system, and this is the only way humans will ever visit a core. We learn about inner space by visiting outer space.feedback

Phil McAllister - Nasa

Awarding these missions now will provide greater stability for the future space station crew rotation schedule, as well as reduce schedule and financial uncertainty for our providers. The ability to turn on missions as needed to meet the needs of the space station program is an important aspect of the Commercial Crew Program.feedback

Shane Kimbrough

All of our focus right now is on those. Just to have those be successful, and everything to go well, would be a great resolution.feedback

Peggy Whitson

I love being in space. I sleep like a baby. I mean, it is amazing the great sleep. Nothing hurts when you're lying in bed. You can sleep the whole night through. It's great.feedback

Peggy Whitson

It's actually a lot of fun seeing space movies while you're in space, too.feedback

Jim Cantrell - SpaceX

They have been unpredictable from the start because there isn't much known about what their core path is. I am fascinated to see what it is the guy has in mind. His style is very different from Elon's. Elon says what he wants to do and goes and gathers the money to do it. Bezos suddenly shows up with a fully functional vehicle that blows your mind.feedback

Jim Cantrell - SpaceX

They aren't going to move as aggressively forward as the smaller companies launching unmanned stuff.feedback

Chris Lewicki - Planetary Resources

If we want to keep building communities and raising families, at some point we outgrow the earth. We've left the planet before – it's something we know how to do, something the government has spent money on. The challenge for companies operating in this space is how to do it more cost-effectively, and how to do it for commerce instead of science.feedback

Stéphane Desjardins

It was a request from NASA to build an arm for the space shuttle, which was then designed and built in Canada. Then, from then on, each Shuttle had its space arm, which was used for most of their missions. Afterwards, when it was time to design the ISS, Canada proposed making a new arm, the Canadarm 2, for the space station.feedback

Thomas Prettyman

Liquid water had to be in the interior of Ceres in order for us to see what's on the surface.feedback

Carol Raymond

By finding bodies that were water-rich in the distant past, we can discover clues as to where life may have existed in the early solar system.feedback

Jim Cantrell - SpaceX

This one was particularly devastating from an organizational perspective.feedback

Jim Cantrell - SpaceX

These accidents are tough to come back from and it is often tough to get everybody to agree, this is really what happened,' and sometimes it's tough to fix it.feedback

Phillip Larson - SpaceX

We're continuing to make progress with the investigation into our Sept. 1 anomaly and we are working to safely and reliably return to flight in early January. Inmarsat is a long-time partner, and we wish them well with their upcoming mission.feedback

Ashwin Vasavada

We're keeping busy with using the other instruments on the rover while they do these tests.feedback

Ashwin Vasavada

If we can't move the drill bit down, there's no drilling. There isn't any way to sugar-coat that one.feedback

John Grotzinger

We see all of the properties in place that we like to associate with habitability. There's actually nothing really extreme here, for the most part, so this is all very good for habitability over very long periods of time.feedback

John Grotzinger

It turns out that this Murray Formation is really sort of a bonanza of all the things we intended to study when we picked the landing site.feedback

Shane Kimbrough

The vehicle is beautiful, and it performed flawlessly.feedback

Michael Lye

Even people inside of NASA can't routinely get access to a real space suit sometimes. Real space suits are millions of dollars apiece. So we really were tying to create something that was affordable. This space suit that we've built is roughly $10,000 in materials and equipment.feedback

Peggy Whitson

Spaceflight's not an easy thing. We just have to keep pressing ourselves to do the right thing, make sure we're doing all the right tests ... so that we don't have these problems.feedback

Christina Korp

He now holds the record as the oldest person to reach the South Pole He'll be insufferable now.feedback

Earl Maize

Even though we're flying closer to the F ring than we ever have, we'll still be more than 4,850 miles (7,800 kilometers) distant. There's very little concern over dust hazard at that range.feedback

Shane Kimbrough

It's going to be a little bit different for us up here in space , but I'm going to try to make it as much like home as we can.feedback

Thomas Pesquet

So it's going to be the most experienced space traveler there is in the world. The idea is to show that space exploration is just the whole ... we're not competing against robotic exploration, we're all working together. What we do on the [space station] is just one step on that road to exploration.feedback

Sandra Cauffman

This is a quantum leap. It will truly revolutionize weather forecasting.feedback

Stephen Volz

Really a quantum leap above any satellite NOAA has ever flown. For the American public, that will mean faster, more accurate weather forecasts and warnings.feedback

Peggy Whitson

The most important thing about the station is the friendships and the work we accomplish there.feedback

Stephen Hawking

We must also continue to go into space for the future of humanity. I don't think we will survive another 1,000 years without escaping beyond our fragile planet.feedback

Noah Petro

Ultimately, people should be more geared toward just getting outside and enjoying it. Everyone gets to see the moon. It's a great shared resource for all humanity.feedback

Robert Braun

It sounds like I just want one goal. But sending humans to Mars encapsulates so many of the things that NASA is already doing.feedback

Noah Petro

The difference in distance from one night to the next will be very subtle, so if it's cloudy on Sunday, go out on Monday. Any time after sunset should be fine.feedback

Thomas Stafford

It's a beautiful exhibit. To me, it's something that's inspirational ... motivational for the young people.feedback

Al Worden

They're going to think back on the wonderful days that we've had here. And I guess in that same vein, that makes me a relic, too.feedback

Donald J. Trump

A lot of what my administration would recommend depends on our economic state. If we are growing with all of our people employed and our military readiness back to acceptable levels, then we can take a look at the timeline for sending more people into space.feedback

John C. Mather - Nasa

We have done two decades of innovation and hard work and this is the result. We are opening up a whole new territory of astronomy. So we will see things that we haven't been able to see before because this telescope is much more powerful than even the great Hubble telescope.feedback

John C. Mather - Nasa

We would like to know how we got here from the Big Bang. I am hoping that we will find something that nobody knows is out there. So some little thing that happened in the early universe, that came before the galaxies, some way the black holes were formed, we don't know where they came from. So that is a wide open topic for scientists. And close to home, everything we know about planets out there has been a complete surprise, so I am expecting some more complete surprises about planets.feedback

Jim Lattis

The perigee moon will indeed be bigger. If you could stack up full moons next to each other, there is clearly a difference.feedback

Shane Kimbrough

I'm going to come home regardless of who's the president and I'll be glad to welcome the new president, whoever that is.feedback

Jose Cordeiro - Nasa

Going to the Moon was fundamental for humanity and a trip to Mars will do the same....We simply need more collaboration.feedback

Jose Cordeiro - Nasa

We shouldn't think about countries when talking about the universe, we should be talking about planets. Thinking just about the U.S.A, Russia or China is not the way to go, we have to think about humanity and its continuation outside Earth.feedback

Elon Musk - Tesla Motors

I think we've gotten to the bottom of the problem. It was a really surprising problem. It's never been encountered before in the history of rocketry.feedback

Thomas Stafford

It was unanimous… Everybody there, and particularly the people who had experience over the years, said nobody is ever near the pad when they fuel a booster. Nobody is ever near the (launch) pad.feedback

Anatoly Ivanishin

I'm kind of reluctant to close the hatch. The time is very special here. … I didn't have time to pay attention to what was happening on our planet, and maybe it's for the better. On the space station, you live in a very friendly, very good environment.feedback

Tracy Caldwell Dyson

You're seeing things like your capsule ablating as it goes through the atmosphere and you're smelling the charring as it's happening. You're watching the transition from the blackness of space and the beautiful blue and white glow of the Earth to all of a sudden, streaks of orange, red and yellow fire.feedback

Stephen Volz

Without a doubt, GOES-R will revolutionize weather forecasting as we know it.feedback

Michel Denis

Somehow the parachute has been released a bit too early and after that the engines, the main engines for the controller functions, but only for a few seconds which is also too little. So basically Schiaparelli has reached the ground with a velocity which was much higher than it should, so several hundreds of kilometres per hour and is unfortunately then of course being, well, destroyed by the impact.feedback

Jan Woerner - European Space Agency

In my heart, of course I'm sad that we couldn't land softly on the surface of Mars. But the main part of the mission is the science that will be done by the orbiter.feedback

Scott Bolton

The worst-case-scenario is I have to be patient and get the science slowly.feedback

Jessica Blunden

The key thing to remember is that it really doesn't matter whether the month is record warmest, tied as warmest, or second warmest, etc. – it's the overall trend of increasing global temperatures that matter. Both NOAA and NASA wholeheartedly agree that this year is record warm so far and will end up as warmest or very close to warmest in the modern record.feedback

Frank Culbertson Jnr - Orbital ATK

It is great to be back. It took a little longer than we thought it would. These things are always harder than we expect it to be in many ways, but it was done right and that was the most important thing.feedback

Mike Pinkston - Orbital ATK

We're always nervous, but we wouldn't have a rocket out there if we weren't confident we were ready to go.feedback

Frank Culbertson Jnr - Orbital ATK

Every cargo mission is like Christmas, right, and they never know what they're going to find when they open the hatch.feedback

Sarah Daugherty - Nasa

We're very excited ... to have the biggest show back in town.feedback

Frank Culbertson Jnr - Orbital ATK

This is a very exciting time for us at Orbital ATK. A lot of hard work has gone into this.feedback

Christopher Conselice

The number of galaxies in the universe is a fundamental number we would like to know, and it boggles the mind that over 90 per cent of the galaxies in the universe have yet to be studied. Who knows what interesting properties we will find when we study these galaxies with the next generation of telescopes. These galaxies will likely hold the clues to many outstanding astrophysical issues.feedback

Christopher Conselice

Who knows what interesting properties we will find when we discover these galaxies with future generations of telescopes. In the near future, the James Webb Space Telescope will be able to study these ultra-faint galaxies.feedback

Steven Kremer

The tracking station at Bermuda is required to conduct the Antares launch from Wallops. The ability to support a launch will depend on the impact the storm has on not only our systems, but also the overall Bermuda infrastructure.feedback

Bob Cabana

It did its job. The panels look great. We kept them all on.feedback

John Logsdon

There's nothing big here at all, unless you haven't been paying attention. It's a re-focusing of the fact that he set these goals and NASA has been pursuing them.feedback

Scott Pace - Nasa

The question is why and how does this support U.S. national interests.feedback

George Diller - Nasa

In a Category 4 or 5 storm, they don't think its safe to have people scattered around in those facilities.feedback

George Diller - Nasa

It's mostly roof damage and other collateral damage like windows and doors, but no major damage to the major facilities and none to flight hardware, including the GOES-R weather satellite, Orion or the Boeing commercial crew vehicle.feedback

Trent Smith - Nasa

For the astronauts to grow a portion of their food to augment their diet with fresh, nutritious food, I think would be a tremendous benefit and savings overall.feedback

Trent Smith - Nasa

Having that little piece of Earth while they're on the journey to Mars to remind them of the smells and the sights of home will be very important.feedback