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Robert Lightfoot - Nasa
We need both, rovers and people. The rovers go there and they scout, they are our scouts. They tell us what we need to know when we take humans. And we think that taking humans is what we want to do from an exploration perspective, pushing human's presence into deep space is kind of written into our DNA.feedback
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NEW Jun 22 2017
In this page you'll find all points of view published about NASA. You'll find 514 quotes on this page. You can filter them by date and by a person’s name. The 4 people who have been quoted more about NASA are: Elon Musk, Scott Bolton, Peggy Whitson and Earl Maize. Elon Musk specifically said: “It's starting to feel kind of normal to reuse rockets. Good. That's how it is for cars & airplanes and how it should be for rockets.”.
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Eric Christian

The main two goals are to understand why the corona is hotter than the surface, and why the solar wind gets accelerated up to a million miles an hour. It will revolutionize our understanding of the sun. It's the first time we get to go where the action is.feedback

C. Alex Young - Nasa

Everyone who has an opportunity to see totality is going to get a glimpse at a part of the sun that in roughly a year from now we will actually touch.feedback

Mario Perez - Nasa

Are we alone? Maybe Kepler today has told us indirectly, although we need confirmation, that we are probably not alone.feedback

Benjamin Fulton

It's like finding what we thought was a single species of animal is really two different things. It is interesting that we don't have what appears to be the most common type of planet in the galaxy.feedback

Susan Thompson

This carefully-measured catalog is the foundation for directly answering one of astronomy's most compelling questions – how many planets like our Earth are in the galaxy? But at least we now have all of those pieces. Scientists will spend the next year talking about how to get to the most accurate number and the best way to go about it.feedback

Benjamin Fulton

This is a major new division in the family tree of exoplanets, somewhat analogous to the discovery that mammals and lizards are separate branches on the tree of life. A very small amount of light hydrogen and helium gases goes a long way to inflate the size of planets. Adding a tiny amount of hydrogen to one of these rocky planets, say about 2% by mass, would cause the planet to jump the gap and move into the group of larger planets.feedback

Natalie Batalha - Nasa

The search for planets is the search for life. These results will form the basis for future searches for life.feedback

Susan Thompson

It feels a bit like the end of an era, but actually I see it as a new beginning. It's amazing the things that Kepler has found. It has shown us these terrestrial worlds, and we still have all this work to do to really understand how common Earths are in the galaxy. I'm really excited to see what people are going to do with this catalog because this is the first time we have a population that is really well-characterized and we can now do these statistical studies and really start to understand the Earth analogs out there.feedback

Susan Thompson

With this catalog, we're able to extend [our analysis of planets' demographics] out to the longest periods, those periods that are most similar to our Earth. As a result, this survey catalog will be the foundation for directly answering one of astronomy's most compelling questions: How many planets like our Earth are actually in the galaxy?feedback

Benjamin Fulton

It doesn't take much gas to puff up a planet. This has significance in the search for life.feedback

Ahmet Cemal Saydam

This has nothing to do with pollution. This is a blessing for the Black Sea.feedback

Jessica Watkins

It's something that I don't take lightly, and something that I know is an important responsibility. I'm excited about that opportunity, to be that kind of representative, to be able to be somebody that people can look to and see doing cool things, like going to space, and hopefully they will be able to see that that's something that they can do, too.feedback

Jessica Watkins

I imagine that I must have had a conversation about my parents at some point about, who is Judy Resnick, what did she do? And I think that must have been when I was inspired by her story and led to this passion.feedback

Jessica Watkins

I am not as well-versed in social media as some of my peers. That makes me feel less like a millennial at times. But I think an ideal of the millennial generation that I do kind of ascribe to is the idea of exploration and being passionate about that.feedback

Jessica Watkins

That was a really cool moment, and I kind of knew from then that it would be really awesome to work on a Mars rover.feedback

Jessica Watkins

What she provided for me was exposure. Being able to see somebody who looks like you in a position or in a role that is something that you aspire to do, I think is really important.feedback

Jessica Watkins

When we go out into the field and are investigating rocks, we can hike around, look at the landscape, take in our surroundings, the topography.feedback

Jessica Watkins

As long as there's a ride back, sign me up. I have too many loved ones and too much work to do back here to go for a one-way trip.feedback

Robert Lightfoot - Nasa

We look forward to the energy and talent of these astronauts fueling our exciting future of discovery. Between expanding the crew on board the space station to conduct more research than ever before and making preparations to send humans farther into space than we've ever been, we are going to keep them busy.feedback

Taber MacCallum - World View Enterprises

People kept calling. Could you fly this payload? NASA gave us a contract to fly payloads. And then other folks called and said, Could you fly a radar? Or could you do this?' All these ideas started coming in, and we were just like, in the beginning, kind of flat-footed about this.feedback

Ahmet Cemal Saydam

Across the Black Sea there is an explosion of Emiliania huxleyi. This is a blessing for the Black Sea.feedback

C. Alex Young - Nasa

It is actually something even astronomers struggle to see.feedback

Jonny Kim

I think for the future, maybe, it's a little unclear. We're just happy to be here.feedback

Ellen Stofan

We are under siege by fake information that's being put forward by people who have a profit motive. Fake news is so harmful because once people take on a concept it's very hard to dislodge it. The harder part is this active disinformation campaign. I'm always wondering if these people honestly believe the nonsense they put forward. When they say 'It could be volcanoes' or 'the climate always changes'… to obfuscate and to confuse people, it frankly makes me angry. All of us have a responsibility. There's this attitude of 'I read it on the internet therefore it must be true.feedback

Ellen Stofan

It wasn't anything to do with it, but I'm glad I'm not there now. I don't see a mass transfer of humanity to Mars, ever. Job one is to keep this planet habitable. I'd hate us to lose focus on that.feedback

Ellen Stofan

It would be great if when we found life it was easy and we image a droplet of liquid and something goes swimming across it, no one's going to disagree with that.feedback

Ellen Stofan

We won't go all the way to Venus, but the consequences of putting more and more CO2 into the atmosphere are really dire. There are models that suggest if we burn off all our fossil fuels, the Earth would become uninhabitable for humans.feedback

Robert Lightfoot - Nasa

It makes me personally feel very inadequate when you read about what these folks have done.feedback

Robb Kulin - SpaceX

Hopefully one day I'll get to fly on a vehicle that has components I've actually designed.feedback

Mike Pence

You are the best of us. You carry on your shoulders the hopes and dreams of the American people. Under President Donald Trump, America will lead in space once again and the world will marvel. NASA will have the resources and support you need to continue to make history to push the boundary of human knowledge and advance American leadership to the boundless frontier of space.feedback

Margaret Weitekamp

Part of the drama of those feature films really builds around a smart, competent person trying to make a hard, life-or-death decision fast, and it makes for an entertaining movie. But in some ways, it's a bit of a recruitment film.feedback

Margaret Weitekamp

For any of our jobs, the most exciting, most telegenic parts of our jobs may not be what we spend most of our time doing. There's a lot of email, a lot of meetings, a lot of planning.feedback

Margaret Weitekamp

On social media, on YouTube, in the news–you can see people doing things in the spaceflight field that really look like science fiction, and I think the interest in being able to be a part of that has been increasingly high.feedback

Stephanie Schierholz - Nasa

We made a concerted outreach effort that incorporated social media like never before.feedback

Margaret Weitekamp

The experience of seeing a shuttle launch or land was a big cultural and social experience. I think that the ability to share experiences over social media has made some of that otherworldly work more immediate and more relevant for people.feedback

Jack Fischer - Nasa

I want to show you your new office. It's a little bit cramped – the desk is kind of small – but the view, oh the view! Your job is to take the wonder and amazement that we get to see every day, and share it with the world and ignite their passion to explore it, too. It just doesn't get better than that. So, congratulations again, class of 2017. Welcome to the club.feedback

Jack Fischer - Nasa

That's right, it's flying its second mission. We have a new generation of vehicles now led by commercial partners like SpaceX.feedback

Elon Musk - Tesla Motors

It's starting to feel kind of normal to reuse rockets. Good. That's how it is for cars & airplanes and how it should be for rockets.feedback

Kirk Shireman - ISS

This whole notion of reuse is something that's very, very important to the entire space industry.feedback

Hans Koenigsmann - SpaceX

Once this capsule landed, we refurbished it, inspected it, made sure everything is qualified for the next flight.feedback

Leland Melvin

We're breaking bread at 17,500 mph, floating food into each other's mouths, and then I look out the window and I see I'm over Lynchburg, Virginia. And my family's probably breaking bread down there, eating.feedback

Jennifer Labin

You could have the best design in the world, you could spend $75,000 and have all the bells and whistles, but it could fall flat on its face if people don't have the [mentoring] skills to be successful.feedback

Chia Soo

Preserving bone mass is a critical component of long-term space exploration. Then we will be able to study these rodents further.feedback

Nicola Fox

We will brush closely by it. You can learn so much from looking out the window. You can see the sun is shining, you can see the birds are singing. But until you actually go out, you have no idea quite how hot it is out there or how windy it is, or what the conditions are like. I think we have really come as far as we can with looking at things and now it is time to go up and pay it a visit.feedback

Eugene Parker

I'm certainly greatly honored to be associated with such a heroic scientific space mission.feedback

Hans Koenigsmann - SpaceX

The structure itself is the same as what flew the first time. The majority of this Dragon has been in space before.feedback

Nicola Fox

Solar probe is going to be the hottest, fastest mission. I like to call it the coolest hottest mission under the sun. We are going to be moving at blistering tempera tures and going up into the corona. We are also going to be providing critical information that will allow us to better forecast how our Earth's environment responds to the sun. We'll be doing critical advances that will enable us to better predict space weather.feedback

Thomas Zurbuchen

We want to go down there, take the challenge of going into the worst environment in the solar system and … really prove what the processes are that, in fact, make and accelerate the solar wind.feedback

Jeff Kuhn

The sun doesn't have a sharp edge, but we'll be getting into a part of the sun where 'real action' takes place.feedback

Thomas Zurbuchen

NASA has never named a spacecraft after a researcher during their lifetime. Well, ladies and gentlemen, we're about to make history. It is my great honor, a few days before your 90th birthday, Gene, to announce we're renaming the Solar Probe Plus spacecraft to be known from now on as the Parker Solar Probe.feedback

Eugene Parker

It's ready to do battle with the solar elements as it divulges the secrets of the expanding solar corona.feedback

Eric Isaacs

It was a fundamental insight that forever changed the way in which we understand the sun, the heliosphere and in general interplanetary space.feedback

Nicola Fox

Until you actually go there and touch the sun, you really can't answer these questions. Why is the corona hotter than the surface of the sun? That defies the laws of nature. It's like water flowing uphill. It shouldn't happen.feedback

Ramesh Narayan

Our work implies that some, and perhaps all, black holes have event horizons and that material really does disappear from the observable universe when pulled into these exotic objects, as we've expected for decades. General Relativity has passed another critical test.feedback

Scott Bolton

What we're finding is anything but that is the truth. It's very different, very complex. That's the Jupiter we've all known and grown to love. And when you look from the pole, it looks totally different. ... I don't think anybody would have guessed this is Jupiter. Are they going to stay the same way for years and years like the Great Red Spot? ... Of course, only time will tell.feedback

Scott Bolton

We knew, going in, that Jupiter would throw us some curves. But now that we are here we are finding that Jupiter can throw the heat, as well as knuckleballs and sliders. There is so much going on here that we didn't expect that we have had to take a step back and begin to rethink of this as a whole new Jupiter. We're questioning whether this is a dynamic system, and are we seeing just one stage, and over the next year, we're going to watch it disappear, or is this a stable configuration and these storms are circulating around one another?feedback

Igor Pasternak

Sergey is pretty innovative and forward looking. Trucks are only as good as your roads, trains can only go where you have rails, and planes need airports. Airships can deliver from point A to point Z without stopping anywhere in between.feedback

Alex Hall

If you want to travel in style like the airships of old then you need something large. Personally, I'd love to have airships going back and forth across the Atlantic. I couldn't think of any better way of doing that journey.feedback

Alex Hall

We had a lot of interactions with Sergey over the years. He is definitely somebody that has a passion for this type of transportation.feedback

Rodrigo Luger

The resonant structure is no coincidence and points to an interesting dynamical history in which the planets likely migrated inward in lock-step. This makes the system a great laboratory for planet formation and migration theories.feedback

Scott Bolton

Jupiter is surprising us in almost every way. We're seeing hints that it is pretty exotic.feedback

Scott Bolton

What we've learned so far is Earth-shattering. Or should I say, Jupiter-shattering. Discoveries about its core, composition, magnetosphere, and poles are as stunning as the photographs the mission is generating. What Juno's results are showing us is that our ideas of giant planets maybe are a little bit oversimplified. They're more complex than we thought; the motions that are going on inside are more complicated. It's possible that they formed differently than [suggested by] our simple ideas.feedback

John E.P. Connerney - Nasa

You never really see the whole thing in all its glory at the same time. We find the spatial variations in the magnetic field that are intriguing. We see the field is stronger in magnitude than we expected in some places, much weaker than we expected in other places.feedback

Fran Bagenal

We were all jumping up and down with excitement when the images came down. You've got to be patient, but the rewards are fantastic.feedback

Fran Bagenal

We're having to put together this 3D puzzle. And surprise, surprise, it isn't like Earth.feedback

Fran Bagenal

The weather is dramatic. What we thought we knew about Jupiter, we underestimated. It's more variable, there are more features, there is much more detail the closer you look.feedback

David Parker

The software behaved the way it was supposed to. It should have been anticipated that the (spacecraft) rotation could reach the maximum. The software could have been more robust had it been more cleverly designed.feedback

Casey Dreier

It could have been a lot worse. At the same time, we have to be honest and say that this budget is not great for NASA's stated goals of exploring Mars or of developing its next major human spaceflight projects, as there is not enough money to support either in a reasonable timeframe.feedback

Jack Fischer - Nasa

What's more awesome than being on @Space_Station? Getting a call from mission control 4 another spacewalk! Dancing w/ the cosmos tomorrow!feedback

Dan Huot

We're currently looking at when we'll be able to return the hardware, with the upcoming SpaceX CRS-11 mission being the earliest candidate.feedback

Thomas Zurbuchen

It's incredibly exciting that we're learning more about this planetary system elsewhere, especially about planet h, which we barely had information on until now. This finding is a great example of how the scientific community is unleashing the power of complementary data from our different missions to make such fascinating discoveries.feedback

Lynn Rothschild - Nasa

It was one those papers where damn, I wish I thought of writing it. When people talk about looking for an Earth-like planet, they say it's got to have oxygen and I go, Are you crazy? If you were looking at Earth billions of years ago you wouldn't have seen it.feedback

Tim Lenton

It was pleasant surprise that we found another kindred spirit.feedback

Alexander Marshak - Nasa

These glints are from ice crystals. What amazed us most of all was that from one million miles away we can find the shape and the size of ice crystals, which are the size of maybe 100 microns or 50 microns. Mystery flies around us, and we need the proper tools to resolve these mysteries.feedback

Alexander Marshak - Nasa

He saw many, many sun glints, and he mentioned it only over the oceans.feedback

Michael Wade

The battery power-to-weight ratio today is simply not sufficient to power a flying object large enough to transport humans for more than a few minutes at a time.feedback

Bryce Space

I think SpaceX arguably is positioning itself to be the partner of choice for any federally funded or internationally-backed Mars mission.feedback

Marco Caceres - Teal Group

The name of the game these days is public-private partnerships, because it's clear now that unless Congress dramatically increases NASA's annual budget of just under $19 billion a year, NASA cannot come close to doing the things that it would like to do or that Congress would like it to do. So you need to find a way to partner with companies that have the technology, the ambition, and the vision, and the only company like that out there frankly is SpaceX.feedback

Marco Caceres - Teal Group

People can smirk. But it's hard to argue with one success after another. Theoretically SpaceX could be launching dozens of times per year and at prices maybe one-fourth their competitors. There doesn't seem to be anything they're not willing to tackle when it comes to space. They're not just going to sit back and get a bunch of contracts. That's too boring for Elon Musk.feedback

Marco Caceres - Teal Group

If you can recover those engines and they're fine, you can save an awful lot of money. By the time you get to maybe 10 of these kinds of missions, it becomes routine. You start to realize some cost savings, which allows you to start noticeably dropping the price of your missions. And if you can get the price down to 30 or 35 million [dollars] per mission, nobody else can come close to that.feedback

Bill Gerstenmaier - Nasa

We're really building a system. It is much, much more than one flight.feedback

Robert Lightfoot - Nasa

We're in this for the long haul, and we want to make sure we're focusing on that. I've been saying for a while this is an 'and' proposition; it is not an 'or' proposition. If you look at what we're trying to do, it's going to take both. It's going to take really all of us, frankly, to get this done.feedback

Chris Colose - Goddard Institute for Space Studies

If climate science is still very polarized, I have little doubt people will be talking about 'how global warming ended in 2017'. It will be just as silly then, and hopefully all the hiatus talk this time around will serve as a compelling reason to ignore them.feedback

Zeke Hausfather

It's 2014, 2015, and 2016 that killed the hiatus, and not any adjustment to the data. And the same thing is true if you look at the raw data without any fixes. In fact, if you look at 1998 to 2016–which is more of a fair comparison, because you start and end with an El Niño–you see that the warming continues at the same trend. That's why, as climate scientists, we tend to focus on 30-year trends.feedback

Chris Colose - Goddard Institute for Space Studies

I may be pessimistic, but I think bad-faith actors will seize upon anything they can find to cast doubt on climate science reliability. Because of the big El Niño event in 2016, I suspect that temperatures five to 10 years from now will be statistically comparable to 2016, even though 2016 to 2025 will be a warmer decade than the previous one.feedback

Kim Cobb

There's no reason why our world should walk at the model mean. It's very important for the public to understand there are two sides to the model mean. We've found ourselves on the cooler side of that, but we might find ourselves on the warmer side of that as well. And that would be very challenging.feedback

Robert Lightfoot Jr. - Nasa

It really reaffirmed the baseline plan we have in place is the best way to go.feedback

Bill Gerstenmaier - Nasa

That really set us back in a big way. It's probably not repairable. We will push as hard as we can.feedback

Bill Gerstenmaier - Nasa

What I was surprised by was that I thought there would be a whole lot of really negative work that would actually maybe make this not very attractive to us. But when Robert and I look at this overall, it does add some more risk to us, because it's the first crew on the vehicle. The culmination of changes in all three of those areas said that overall, probably the best plan we have is actually the plan we're on right now. When we looked at the overall integrated activity, even though it was feasible, it just didn't seem warranted in this environment.feedback

Laura Grego - Union of Concerned Scientists

Maneuverability depends on mass–if you have to haul around wings and landing gear with you on all your zips and zags in space, you will run out of fuel more quickly than if you were designed to be lightweight and agile and never come back to the ground. This is especially true if you are trying to get close to objects that are not already in nearby orbits, that takes a lot of fuel, which needs to be launched along with the plane.feedback

Wayne Monteith - Air Force

Today marks an incredibly exciting day for the 45th Space Wing as we continue to break barriers. Our team has been preparing for this event for several years, and I am extremely proud to see our hard work and dedication culminate in today's safe and successful landing of the X-37B.feedback

Tim Farron

I had a Carl Sagan photograph above my bed, who was of course the great, I guess the human voice of Nasa. I had pictures of strange sort of leftwing politicians. I remember I had a Mrs Thatcher picture. I had a John F Kennedy picture. I had a [Liberal leader] Jo Grimond picture.feedback

Cathy Anello

I believe Carol is the best person to have control of these and have possession of them to decide where they should best go.feedback

Carol Mersch

Having your civil liberties restored after a protracted legal battle that never should have begun in the first place is hardly a victory. It's like being happy that someone stopped finally beating you.feedback

Cathy Anello

She will get (the Bibles) to places where they can be observed and honored.feedback

Earl Maize

The region between the rings and Saturn is 'the big empty,' apparently. Cassini will stay the course, while the scientists work on the mystery of why the dust level is much lower than expected.feedback

Thomas Schildknecht

There are many different ways we could remove or remediate objects. But we need action. We need to go forward – now.feedback

Bill Nye

You could have very low-cost missions, universities sending spacecraft to the moon or asteroids powered only by the sun. What's not to love?feedback

Philip Lubin

It could be used for deflection of asteroids as well as evaporation of asteroids, among other uses.feedback

Casey Dreier

This is a wonderful budget for NASA. This is higher than either the Senate or the House proposed individually.feedback

Nicky Jenner

It’s costly, but by exploring the red planet we could solve some of the great mysteries about space and ourselves. When US president Donald Trump called astronauts aboard the International Space Station last week to congratulate Peggy Whitson, who now holds the record for the most time spent in space by a Nasa astronaut, he also asked when he could expect to see humans land on Mars (answer: the 2030s). “Well, we want to do it in my first term or at worst in my second term,” he joked, “so we’ll have to speed that up a bit.”.feedback

Peggy Whitson

We're absolutely very ready to go to Mars, all of us would be very happy to go.feedback

Phillip Larson - SpaceX

With Nasa's current budget it would be challenging to go to Mars without a massive increase.feedback

Peggy Whitson

Unfortunately space flight takes a lot of time and money. But it is so worthwhile doing.feedback

Steve Kenner - Apple

The company is investing heavily in the study of machine learning and automation, and is excited about the potential of automated systems in many areas, including transportation.feedback

Miguel Román - Nasa

It doesn't matter whether there is a moon, it doesn't matter whether there is airglow [from pollution or auroras]; we can turn it off, and see only the light from cities.feedback

Miguel Román - Nasa

You have to have a science team that is constantly developing the theory, and understanding the behavior of that instrument. There's a lot of work, and jobs, to ensure that we are not just taking pretty pictures that might end up as your iPhone background.feedback

John Barentine

To be honest, I don't know what we'll see. … Will we see just a steady glow all the time from cities? Or will we literally see cities blinking? The maps tell us so much about skyglow, but we have also learned an awful lot about humanity just by studying the patterns of where that light appears at night.feedback

Miguel Román - Nasa

When you have an instrument like this, you end up with like a Swiss Army knife. You can do a lot of things, but you're not particularly good at doing any of them.feedback

Miguel Román - Nasa

With the moon, you'd just say, Sorry, the moon is too hard to take out, and it's too bright, so I can't show whether that place is a city or it's just moonshine.' That's when you have decided 50 percent of your data is trash. We said, No. We don't have 300 engineers building this satellite and launching it into space to trash it.feedback

Miguel Román - Nasa

We know, pretty much, who is buying LED lamps, how many cars we're driving, and so forth. These are individual-scale factors. But there is a trove of information that is left to be explored on the energy-use patterns that are the result of wider, group-based activities. What is the energy required to live within a certain cultural context?feedback

Neil Carter

The way we develop policies is at large-scale levels–counties, parks, states. We don't want to focus necessarily on an individual animal, or even a part of the population, but the whole population. You might be asking questions about effects on bird species that occupy the entire Southeast, for instance. That's where a satellite is useful. We're excited about coming from the top down.feedback

John Logsdon

It seems to me to indicate that somebody in the Trump inner circle thinks space is a good issue for him. If the president's lips move and he says positive things about the space program, that's good for the space program. I'm not sure Ronald Reagan knew a lot about the space program, but he said the right words.feedback

Mehrdad Mahdjoubi - Nasa

You don't have any choice when you're up in space or when you're going to Mars. You have to recycle; you have to use your resources in the best possible way. What we're doing is that we're using three litres of water and we're looping it in real time and purifying the water. So we essentially use less than a tenth of that water. It's essentially delivering a better experience while being a much greener experience. The price of water is not as high as it is in the more developed countries. So it's a natural step to go from developed markets and eventually reach the emerging markets.feedback

Mehrdad Mahdjoubi - Nasa

Given the fact the actual shower bill is around 40 percent of the household water consumption, it is a significant piece of your daily water consumption.feedback

Elizabeth Turtle

Heavier-than-air flight is substantially easier [on Titan]. That means we can take a really capable lander and move it by a few tens of kilometers in a single flight, and hundreds of kilometers over the time of the mission.feedback

Elizabeth Turtle

If we're taking the instrumentation to measure the details of the chemistry, we can also look for biosignatures, because it's the same measurements.feedback

Elizabeth Turtle

The atmosphere is what is giving us this ability to travel on Titan . The kind of prebiotic chemistry that we're looking at, these are things we can't do in the lab – the timescales are too long to do these experiments in the lab – but Titan has been doing them for ages. The results are just sitting on the surface. If we can get to these different places on the surface of Titan, we can pick up the results of the experiments. They're just waiting for us. We can start to look at how the organic chemistry progressed.feedback

Elizabeth Turtle

Titan is the ideal destination to do prebiotic chemistry. It has incredibly rich organic material all over the surface.feedback

Earl Maize

When we do something like this, where the spacecraft has gone through a region that is unknown or slightly more challenging, then the silence is a little bit more apprehensive.feedback

Joan Stupik

We're all crossing our fingers saying, Oh, geez, I hope we hear from it' – and we will.feedback

Jim Green - Nasa

We're in a waiting period right now. We won't know for a number of hours until Cassini gets in a position where it can radio back home, and so that's one of those things that keeps us on pins and needles.feedback

Angela Olinto

EUSO-SPB is now searching for the most energetic cosmic particles ever observed. The origin of these particles is a great mystery that our pioneering mission will help to solve. Do they come from massive black holes at the centre of galaxies? Tiny, fast- spinning pulsars? Or somewhere else?feedback

Peggy Whitson

Well, I think as your bill directed, it will be approximately in the 2030s. ...Unfortunately, spaceflight takes a lot of time and money, so getting there will require some international cooperation to get it to be a planet-wide approach in order to make it successful, just because it is a very expensive endeavor.feedback

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

Peggy Whitson

It is one of those rides that you hope never ends. I am so grateful for all those who helped me on each of my missions! Well, it's actually a huge honor to break a record like this. It's an honor for me, basically to be representing all the folks at NASA who make space flight possible and who make me setting this record feasible. But I don't really think it became a goal until I graduated from high school, when the first female astronauts were selected.feedback

Peggy Whitson

But water is such a precious resource up here that we also are cleaning up our urine and making it drinkable. And it's really not as bad as it sounds.feedback

Earl Maize

But the best is still yet to come – perhaps. But we are certainly going to provide more excitement.feedback

Linda Spilker

Imagine the pictures we're going to get back of Saturn's rings.feedback

Earl Maize

If Cassini runs out of fuel it would be uncontrolled and the possibility that it could crash-land on the moons of Titan and/or Enceladus are unacceptably high. We could put it into a very long orbit far from Saturn, but the science return from that would be nowhere near as good as what we're about to 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

Frank Culbertson

It is clearly a chance one more time to show John Glenn's name emblazoned in space. And I hope that putting his name on the space station is an inspiration to the next generation to aspire to do similar things, push the boundaries.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

Jeffrey Seewald - Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

We still have a long way to go in our understanding. Future missions to explore oceans beyond Earth will answer many of these questions.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

Edward J. Markey

Last week an ice sheet covering 100 square miles broke off Greenland. This giant ice island is more than four times the size of Manhattan. It is the largest piece of Arctic ice to break free in nearly half a century.feedback

Mary Voytek

Most of us would be excited with any life, and certainly when we're talking about the sources of energy, this is to feed the base of a food web. So we're going to start with bacteria and if we get lucky, maybe there's something that's larger. [The] fact that that we can measure such high concentrations of hydrogen and carbon dioxide mean that there might not be life there at all, and if there is life, it's not very active. ... We have this buildup of food that's not being used. And part of that could be that we think Enceladus might be fairly young. My money for the moment is still on Europa.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

Linda Spilker

This finding is the result of 12 years of Cassini investigations, and it really represents a capstone finding of the mission because we now know that Enceladus has almost all of the ingredients that you would need to support life as we know it on Earth.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

Shane Kimbrough

We've had a great time up here, it's been an amazing experience for almost six months now for Andrey and Sergey and I, and we've gotten to enjoy Peggy and Thomas and Oleg for about four-and-a-half-months of that. We've really enjoyed having them around. It's really neat to be part of something this big, something bigger than ourselves, for one, but even bigger than a nation. We get the ability up here to interact with things that actually benefit all of humanity. So it's really humbling for one, but very neat and special to be part of something like that.feedback

Michael Young

It's as if these people have perpetual jet lag, moving eastward every day. In the morning, they're not ready for the next day to arrive.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

Linda Spilker

We're flying in a region that has never been explored before. I wouldn't be a bit surprised if some of the discoveries we make with Cassini during the grand finale are the best of the mission.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

Linda Spilker

We'll actually be peeling back the atmosphere. Flying this close to the rings of a planet, that's a once in a lifetime experience for a scientist.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

Peggy Whitson

This is great news. I love being up here. Living and working aboard the space station is where I feel like I make the greatest contribution, so I am constantly trying to squeeze every drop out of my time here. Having three more months to squeeze is just what I would wish for.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

Julio Valdivia

It's a 'super potato' that resists very high carbon dioxide conditions and temperatures that get to freezing.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

Carlo Ratti

I am not sure I would like to live in such a self-referential building, literally detached from the rest of the world. Cities are built to bring humans together, while a building such as the Analemma tower would do the opposite.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

Betsy DeVos

You can do your part to improve the lives of women in the future.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

Scott Pace - Nasa

I think it's really more of a vote for stability. It's been a long time since a bill like this has been signed reaffirming our national commitment to the core mission of NASA, human space exploration, space science and technology. We support jobs. It's about jobs.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

Bill Nye

Let's keep this momentum going and get humans to Mars in our lifetimes. Let's unleash private investment in lower orbit and find ways to encourage this next generation of entrepreneurs and inventors to blaze a trail to mars and beyond. Our citizens expect so much of NASA. The organization is often asked to do a lot with not quite enough ... Without budget increases, NASA won't have the ability to send these people anywhere. Not to the moon, not to Mars, not anywhere.feedback

Bill Nye

You have the opportunity to provide clear direction to our nation's space program. The advances and discoveries made on your watch could be historic. We strongly recommend. Let's maintain all of the existing programs: Robotic missions, crew capsules and rocket programs.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

Bill Nye

We strongly recommend against starting over. Let's maintain all of the existing programs – robotic missions, crew capsules and rocket programs already in development. Let's keep this momentum going and get humans to Mars in our lifetimes. Let's unleash private investment in low-Earth orbit and find ways to encourage this next generation of entrepreneurs and inventors to blaze a trail to Mars and beyond.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

Krishnaswamy Kasturirangan

To be declared lost and then found after eight years is a great accomplishment.feedback

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