"A half a penny. That buys the space station, the space shuttles, all the NASA centers, the rovers, the Hubble telescope, all the astronauts, all of that. Nobody's dreaming about tomorrow anymore. The most powerful agency on the dreams of a nation is currently underfunded to do what it needs to be doing. And that's making dreams come true."
"I don't even care if someone wants to say, 'You don't understand that. God did it.' That doesn't even bother me. What would bother me is if you were so content in that answer that you no longer had curiosity to learn how it happened. The day you stop looking because you're content God did it, I don't need you in the lab. You are useless on the frontier of understanding the nature of the world."
"You know, one of the signs that the second coming, is that the stars will fall out of the sky and land on Earth. To even write that means you don’t know what those things are. You have no concept of what the actual universe is. So everybody who tried to make proclamations about the physical universe based on Bible passages got the wrong answer."
"The photo of Earth rising over the lunar landscape, we all know it: 'Earthrise Over the Moon.' There was Earth, seen not as the mapmaker would have you identify it. No, the countries were not color-coded with boundaries; it was seen as nature intended it to be viewed. Oceans, land, clouds. We went to the Moon, and we discovered Earth."
"We need to look at NASA, not as a handout, but as an investment. Because, as goes the health of space fairing ambitions, so too goes the spiritual, the emotional, the intellectual, the creative, and the economic ambitions of a nation. So goes the future of America."
"That was a cultural mindset the space program brought upon us. And we reaped the benefits of economic growth because you had people wanting to become scientists and engineers, who are the people who enable tomorrow."
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