To try to really land a spacecraft really on another world is really difficult, and if we lose that ability, it’s going to be heartbreaking.
I always liked show biz and got to make a few training films at Boeing.
Tax dollars intended for science education must not be used to teach creationism as any sort of real explanation of nature, because any observation or process of inference about our origin and the nature of the universe disproves creationism in every respect.
Television isn’t inherently good or bad. You go to a bookstore, there are how many thousands of books, but how many of those do you want? Five? Television’s the same way. If you’re going to show people stuff, television is the way to go. Words and pictures show things.
There’s nothing I believe in more strongly than getting young people interested in science and engineering, for a better tomorrow, for all humankind.
The information you get from social media is not a substitute for academic discipline at all.
The ambiguities of language, both in terms of vocabulary and syntax, are fascinating: how important connotation is, what is lost and what is gained in the linguistic transition.
Miracles sometimes occur, but one has to work terribly hard for them.
What makes the United States great, the reason people wanted to live in the United States, move here still, is because of our ability to innovate.
I have experienced healing through other writers’ poetry, but there’s no way I can sit down to write in the hope a poem will have healing potential. If I do, I’ll write a bad poem.