I have no intention of selling any more of the historical Apollo 11 items in my possession for the remainder of my life. I intend to pass a portion of these items on to my children and to loan the most important items for permanent display in suitable museums around the country.
Mars is there, waiting to be reached.
Neil Armstrong was the first man to walk on the moon. I am the first man to piss his pants on the moon.
I believe that every human has a finite number of heart-beats. I don't intend to waste any of mine running around doing exercises.
Monumental achievements by humanity should be done by major organizations as much together as possible.
To send humans back to the moon would not be advancing. It would be more than 50 years after the first moon landing when we got there, and we'd probably be welcomed by the Chinese. But we should return to the moon without astronauts and build, with robots, an international lunar base, so that we know how to build a base on Mars robotically.
I came to dedicate my life to opening space to the average person and crafting designs for new spaceships that could take us far from home. But since Apollo ended, such travels were only in our collective memory.
Everyone should take their hats off to Neil Armstrong. He is a humble guy who doesn't wave his own flag.
Exploring and colonizing Mars can bring us new scientific understanding of climate change, of how planet-wide processes can make a warm and wet world into a barren landscape. By exploring and understanding Mars, we may gain key insights into the past and future of our own world.
We can't start over and develop a Saturn 5-type vehicle from scratch.
We had this whole big beautiful place for discovery, and all we could think to do with it was wipe out everything that made it worth discovering.
Simply put, I was without a career, and I was feeling the aftereffects of it all. As always, I was standing by, ready for liftoff, but I needed to realign my direction and find a new runway.
I am definitely not rich.
I don't watch 'American Idol,' but I wouldn't call it 'undignified.'
Do we really need these big, gigantic, heavy rockets? What if we launch a rocket that's empty, and its sole purpose is to act as a source of fuel on the Moon? Who should build that? Well, I think the U.S. should build that.
During the divorce process, I lived alone and tended to get extremely down on myself.
I failed music when I was a teenager.
A hybrid human-robot mission to investigate an asteroid affords a realistic opportunity to demonstrate new technological capabilities for future deep-space travel and to test spacecraft for long-duration spaceflight.
When President Kennedy took office, I was in the midst of my education.
The moon I see now is the same moon I saw before. Except that before, when I looked at it, it was in anticipation of what it would be like when I got there. That's behind me now.
Can you imagine, in 2030, taking a space cruise on the very ship that carried the first human beings to Mars? I can't believe that people wouldn't line up for that possibility.
I don't go through life verbalizing what I feel.
Us reaching the moon convinced Gorbachev and other leaders that the Soviet Union couldn't compete with the U.S., so they revised their agenda. But people have short memories.
I shot down two airplanes in Korea, so I wasn't a slouch.
I think we need to move to the moons of Mars and learn how to control robots that are on the surface. It's not the impatient way of getting there, but Mars has been there a long time.
There's no guarantee that the United States will be around 200 years from now.
Human rights problems will always exist for years to come, but maybe they'll lessen somewhat.
I don't think we're going to build a 50-person spacecraft or a 100-person spacecraft.
Save the taxpayer's money by canceling the Ares 1 and V.
When the time comes to start building deep space transports and refueling rocket tankers, it will be the commercial industry that steps up, not another government-owned, government-managed enterprise.
Landing in the ocean and waiting for the Navy to come alongside and haul you out of the drink is what space capsules require. And after the capsule is recovered, it would take weeks for the ship to return to port.
One of the major problems with long-term deep space human flight is the requirement for radiation shielding.
Mars has a bit of air pressure; maybe we can build up that atmosphere to be a bit more accommodating to humans.
I'm sure that there are places in the deserts in Australia that could be similar to where we might want to go on Mars.
My father's an early aviator, and my first flight was with him at age two. Now, despite the fact that I got sick on the flight, I still enjoyed it, I believe.
We could have human intelligence in orbit around Mars, building things there.
Look at what Silicon Valley has done - the advance of computers.
In Mars, we've been given a wonderful set of moons... where we can send continuous numbers of people.
I grew up in a country that I thought was special. And it was.
'Anthony and the Magic Picture Frame' tells it like it really was in America's early space program - the adventure, the risks, and the rewards.
Trips to Mars, the Moon, even orbit, will require that we provide astrotourists with as many comforts from home as possible, including paying each other.
If you want poets in space, you'll have to wait.
You can never tell when a commercial space venture will suddenly become viable.
Like actors and writers who are on and off again in terms of employment, I had a very unstructured life.
You are not going to change the minds of people who are looking for attention.
I do celebrity ski races all over the world.
Growing up, I was fascinated with Buck Rogers' airplanes. As I began to mature in World War II, it became jets and rocket planes. But it was always in the air.
I realize that my life is not the common ordinary person.
I inherited depression from my mother's side of the family.
I am not sure about Bill Nelson. I haven't heard him say, 'Let's junk the NASA plan to send humans to the moon.' He's not about to say that. That would not be very popular.
Russia perhaps is still entertaining the possibility that the moons of Mars might have access to ice or water.
Astronauts working for the government will always need to be either pilots or mission specialists. Those who want to be pilots should have military experience - ideally, a test pilot background.
As a student, I wrote English reports on science fiction.
Unfortunately, kids are led to believe things are easier to achieve than they really are.
I want to keep on the move, keep stimulated and challenged.
Anything we can do in the near future that begins to stimulate the interest of people - seeing somebody down the street have an opportunity to go into space - buoys up the whole neighborhood.
By venturing into space, we improve life for everyone here on Earth - scientific advances and innovations that come from this kind of research create products we use in our daily lives.
In space, you don't get that much noise. Noise doesn't propagate in a vacuum.
The society of life on Mars, or the challenge of making Mars more livable, will have significant benefits on our attempts to modify and change in some ways the environment here on Earth.
I think the climate has been changing for billions of years.
The big companies are the private industry. But they're faced with a short-term need to show a profit in short-term.
There are many people talking about access to space and, 'How can we make that cheaper? How can we turn that into a Southwest Airlines versus the big airlines?'
Most people never believed in the real possibility of going to the moon, and neither did I until I was in my twenties.
I remember it was hard to believe that I was taking a step onto the lunar surface.
The decision to go to the moon is now appreciated and associated with President Kennedy's speech, but somebody else had told him it was a good idea. It turned out to be a good commitment, but it was a unique situation.
When you're in a spacecraft, you need to know what things you can touch and what things you shouldn't touch!
Somebody would think I was trying to get favored treatment because my ancestors had the name Moon. And that's a joke.
Not everyone will understand this need for America to lead the world in space.
What's aero braking? That's a way to use the gravity and upper atmosphere of Earth to sling shot a ship out either deeper into space, or slow it down to be 'captured' by Earth's gravity.
Mars has been flown by, orbited, smacked into, radar inspected, and rocketed onto, as well as bounced upon, rolled over, shoveled, drilled into, baked, and even laser blasted.
There were about six years when there was not one American who went into space. We shouldn't do that again.
My first inclination is to be a bit skeptical about the claims that human-produced carbon dioxide is the direct contributor to global warming.
I'm not in favor of just taking short-term isolated situations and depleting our resources to keep our climate just the way it is today.
I really hate to be put in the position of trying to justify something, a decision that was made. I'm a military guy: when a decision is made, I go along with it, whatever the manufactured controversy and criticism.
To me, money is a commodity that a person must have to function, not a goal in itself.
I understand that Detroit was a pretty rough place to grow up in the '70s and '80s.
People come up to me and say, 'It's too bad the space program got canceled.' This is not the case, and yet that is what most of the public thinks has happened.
America can take man to the moon, and America can take men to Mars - and beyond.
People communicate in Twittering ways. I've learned how to do that.
American greatness was elevated significantly after Sputnik.
Extraordinary observations require extraordinary evidence.
The way I see it, what is going to come out of the moon activities is a respect for U.S. leadership.
There should be an international lunar base. That is certainly doable.
Heavy lifting doesn't need to be heavy spending if we do the job right.
With his deeds, not only words, President Obama has revitalized our struggling space program.
Having walked on the Moon, I know something about what we need to explore, really explore, in space.
NASA needs to focus on the things that are really important and that we do not know how to do. The agency is a pioneering force, and that is where its competitive advantage lies.
Space architectures capable of supporting a permanent human presence on Mars are extraordinarily complex, with many different interdependent systems.
Mars is much closer to the characteristics of Earth. It has a fall, winter, summer and spring. North Pole, South Pole, mountains and lots of ice. No one is going to live on Venus; no one is going to live on Jupiter.
I feel we need to remind the world about the Apollo missions and that we can still do impossible things.
I am excited to think that the development of commercial capabilities to send humans into low Earth orbit will likely result in so many more Earthlings being able to experience the transformative power of space flight.
Ray Bradbury is one who is contributing to the understanding of the imagination and the curiosity of the human race.
Pascal Lee is a true pioneer of Mars exploration.
Astronauts are not superhuman. They lead ordinary lives and have varied personalities.
The way I see it, commercial interests should manage a lunar base while NASA gets on with the really important task of flying to Mars.
My expertise is the space program and what it should be in the future based on my experience of looking at the transitions that we've made between pre-Sputnik days and getting to the moon.
My Sunday mornings are spent in a recovery meeting in Pacific Palisades.
Everyone who's been in space would, I'm sure, welcome the opportunity for a return to the exhilarating experiences there.
Certainly, I've never wanted to live on past achievements.
We need the next generation to be motivated and to push technological boundaries, to seek out new innovations.
You can tell I'm not too bashful about some of my feelings.