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And then, when I thought about joining the Air Force, flying seemed like a natural extension of the motorcycling experience. You're going faster, higher. You're operating a machine that's a lot more powerful than you are.
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And, actually it was interesting because I had done a lot of traveling in the United States and Canada and Mexico on my motorcycle; and I was really, it was the first time I had really gotten out of the Minnesota area to speak of.
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And, all these things need to be coordinated; so we all need to work together, have timers going and everything so we're all coordinated and get this piece of orchestration done.
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And, Hubble to me has always been of particular interest just because it is so powerful and we have learned so much from it.
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And, I just think that one of the main challenges on the mission is, for me in particular (and I'm not sure for the crew), but for me in particular is to keep that mental focus.
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And, I was really impressed with how beautiful our country was and how friendly the people were.
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And, I wouldn't consider myself to be a natural pilot; I've had to work at it.
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And, obviously as a, as one who likes to travel around myself a lot, I think the Earth is a beautiful place. And, I'm looking forward to some new perspectives.
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And, one thing I definitely enjoyed personally, from a selfish point of view, was exploration and going to places that I had never been to before and learning, you know, meeting the people and getting to know, new sights and sounds, etc.
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And, so I set my goals on astronaut because, as a military aviator, it was, I considered that to be about the peak of a flying career.
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And, that's what I truly believe that we're doing when we're advancing scientific knowledge is we're someday making the world better. Not only for our children, but for all people after that.
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Because when we're in space, my job is primarily getting us there and getting us back.
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Being in space, I'm really looking forward to working with this team of folks that I'm with.
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But, I have to tell you that, astronauts, rookie astronauts after they land, they say that they found the training to be more than adequate.
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I consider myself to be very fortunate in my career, my timing has worked out.
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I could do exploration in this particular career field, and it was a goal that, even if I didn't reach it, it was so high it seemed almost impossible, but even if I didn't reach it, I would still have a good time and a very satisfying career.
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I had, before I went to college, I had taken a few years off after high school and really had, I guess in those days, I had no intentions of going to college.
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I see it as one of my jobs to make sure that, it sounds ridiculous, but to make sure the folks are eating, make sure folks are getting enough fluids, make sure folks are, you know, comfortable in the orbiter.
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I think a lot of people, myself included, like to be... like to do expeditions and trips. To me, this feels a little bit like a motorcycle trip.
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I was in college (I believe) working for my Master's degree whenever Columbia first launched.
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I worked for some very good people who have helped me along the way and actually enabled me to have the opportunity to be selected to join the Astronaut Corps.
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I'm looking forward to coming back, back to Earth, the landing, the views.
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I've always been, since I was fairly young, I've been interested in motorcycles and have owned them and ridden them and raced them, things like that.
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I've got the checklist; I'm making sure that we're doing everything on time; I'm making the calls to the ground.
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It's all done by computer. The jets will fire and it'll just be in the attitude that we need to have it in to come back to Earth.
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It's very important, especially during a Hubble mission, that we have a lot of photographic evidence of the condition of the telescope.
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Now you're coming back to Earth, and things are getting more and more dynamic.
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Now, I've never flown in space; but the folks who have say that on landing day, you know, you've just spent maybe a week and a half, sometimes two weeks in orbit and you're used to the things happening slowly in space.
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Obviously, as a jet fighter pilot, everybody looks forward to the ascent; all that power, you know, that seven million pounds of thrust going uphill.
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One of the jokes on our flight is that, if we have a normal entry day going, the plan is for me... to actually take the orbiter first and fly it for maybe 10 or 15 seconds and then hand it on over to Scooter.
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Rendezvous day is the third day of our mission, and that's a big day for us.
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So, I decided that whatever I was, wanted to do with my life, it would have to do, it would have to have something to do with the exploration and doing new things.
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So, we have to get up and get pumped up for each day.
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So, whenever Scooter was the Pilot, he never had a chance to fly the orbiter. So, the joke is: I'm going to have a chance to fly it first and hand it over to him.
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That's what Hubble can do for us. It can tell us whether the universe is expanding forever or if one day it's going to come back together.
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There's been a tremendous amount of work that's been done that you can't see in Columbia.
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They're strong people... Minnesotans.
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Those folks out in the space suits are going to be getting beat up.
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Well, for me it really wasn't a case of deciding to be an astronaut.
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Well, I can't really answer a lot of the deep scientific questions about Hubble, how it's put together and things like that.
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Well, let me tell you: when I'm in space, I'm looking forward to looking back and seeing the Earth. I just can't imagine what it looks like.
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You know, piloting really isn't my hobby. And, it's probably not something I'd do in my spare time if I could do whatever I wanted to do. But, I'll tell you: if you've got to make a living, it's a great way to make a living!
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You know, Scooter's going to do the first separation burn; I'm going to do the second separation burn.
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