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A civilization that only looks inward will stagnate. We have to keep looking outward; we have to keep finding new avenues for human endeavor and human expression.
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After assembly complete, when we have a larger crew on orbit, a more complex vehicle, more laboratories and more robot arms, maybe we'll have room for specialists. But right now we don't.
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As a boy I'd always read books about travel and adventure, and even a little sci-fi involving travel and adventure.
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Even with only two people on board, where maintenance is a large piece of our working day, we still have time to do scientific research. We have to be ready to support those Shuttle visits in a lot of different ways.
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Eventually we want to have six or seven people up there, and as soon as we get a third person up there we can multiply the amount of science up there.
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Ever since I've been an astronaut I knew I wanted to do a spacewalk, and it's really comforting to go out with a guy who's done it a lot of times.
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Every day, we get a little bit closer to the kind of expertise and the kind of experience we're going to need to go there. I'd love to be the guy walking on Mars.
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I flew in the Navy for 10 years. I went to grad school and became a physicist. I wanted to be a scientist. I got a degree in physics and I worked as a scientist for nine years. All that time I was continuing to apply to be an astronaut and after many, many years I finally got their attention.
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I never made a career decision based solely on my desire to be an astronaut. I attended the Naval Academy because I wanted to be a Navy pilot. I majored in math because math had always come pretty easily to me and I liked it.
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I think it's going to be a very important, unique data set in terms of measuring the behavior of your lower body in space and trying to figure out what we can do to preserve bone and muscle density.
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I'm really looking forward to this great adventure of going to a place halfway around the world and launching on a Russian rocket.
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If I wasn't doing this kind of exploration, I'd like to be doing some other kind of exploration. It might be more risky, or less risky, but, in the business of exploration, risk is part of the territory.
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In the 19th Century people were looking for the Northwest Passage. Ships were lost and brave people were killed, but that doesn't mean we never went back to that part of the world again, and I consider it the same in space exploration.
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It is a risky business. We sometimes are guilty of making it look a little too easy, maybe. But it's not easy, what we do.
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It so happened that my goals kind of matched my career progression toward becoming an astronaut.
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It took me a long time to get selected as an astronaut. In fact, I applied for 20 years before I was selected.
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Learning how to fly somebody else's vehicle in a different language... even though the Soyuz is a small vehicle... it's surprisingly complex, and there's a surprising amount of crew interaction.
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My dad served in two wars has been flying airplanes for 60 years now. He was certainly quite an inspiration.
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Researchers can measure what kind of angles your legs take up during the day when they're just trailing around behind you in weightless conditions, and what kind of impacts you feel during your exercise. They're going to compare that with what we do on the ground.
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Since the Columbia accident, the Russian space agency, or the Russian space program, has been literally carrying the load bringing us all the supplies we need on the Progress vehicle, smaller amounts on the Soyuz vehicles.
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Small samples in the centrifuge will spin at varying rates to create synthetic gravity, like the gravity of Mars or the gravity of the moon, and measure how the specimens respond within the centrifuge.
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The second spacewalk is designed to outfit the external spares platform that I mentioned earlier with some pump devices and other kind of hardware that goes on the outside of the Station.
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The Space Shuttle will stop directly below the Space Station and Sergei and I will be looking out two different windows looking straight down at the Space Shuttle.
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The spacewalkers are Soichi Noguchi of Japan and Steve Robinson, an American astronaut. They are scheduled to do three spacewalks, each spaced two days apart.
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The whole hunker-down-for-six-month thing is probably not quite as rewarding as hosting these visitors and working with them on a lot of intercomplex operations.
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There are only going to be two of us up there, or hopefully three later in the mission, and we're all generalists.
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There weren't any astronauts until I was about 10. Yuri Gagarin went into space right around my 10th birthday.
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We have something called SpaceDRUMS, which uses a unique acoustic suspension system and studies processes like combustion in space.
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We would like to carry out 100 percent, or maybe more, of our scientific program; I would like to devote some of my spare time toward extra scientific work.
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We're going to be focusing our science on things that will take us farther and longer into space. For many of those experiments, the crew members are human guinea pigs, which is fine; that's part of my job. I don't mind being a human guinea pig.
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