Zitat des Tages von John Glenn:
One of the first things I learned in the Marine Corps is that any military mission has to be defined as precisely as you can possibly define it, and then you size the force and equipment force to accomplish that mission without fail.
I can't say I've ever had a dream about space or that I ponder it all the time.
Just to continue a space program because it's a space program? No, I don't think we have an obligation for that.
This is a day we have managed to avoid for a quarter of a century.
There is still no cure for the common birthday.
I liked flying, when I got into it, loved it. And I found I was very good at it. I'm not modest about the fact that I was a good pilot.
You should run your life not by the calendar but how you feel, and what you're interests are and ambitions.
The most important thing we can do is inspire young minds and to advance the kind of science, math and technology education that will help youngsters take us to the next phase of space travel.
I didn't see Saddam Hussein as being quite the danger that some other people did.
I've seen John Wayne's 'True Grit' about 10 times.
I don't know what you could say about a day in which you have seen four beautiful sunsets.
Those old westerns are the movies I grew up with on Saturday afternoons at the theater.
The best space movie in my view is 'Apollo 13.' That's just the way it happened.
Old folks have dreams and ambitions too, like everybody else. Don't sit on a couch someplace.
People keep talking about how we have to go to Mars. We may want to go to Mars sometime.
I do not have to watch late-night television, watch a movie, to find out what combat is like.
The political graveyards are full of people who don't respond.
In the old days, the Soviets were using space as a selling point for communism.
I've never let people push me around in politics.
The time will come when we permit more people in space.
Quite often, while I'm getting up in the morning, I think my warranty is running out on these body parts because it's not working quite the way it used to.