Words matter. These are the best Shannon Walker Quotes, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.
I don’t really have a lot of anxieties.
The important thing is to try to stay connected with friends and family.
The Soyuz is probably only slightly smaller than the Dragon.
Like a lot of kids, I wanted to be an astronaut when I grew up. With me, it stuck more than most kids. Ever since I was little, I wanted to do it.
I enjoy traveling and seeing new places – especially places where I can go hiking.
Most of my family and friends are very familiar with the human space flight program and with the excitement of becoming an astronaut.
Well, eating is very similar to eating on Earth. Of course, there is no gravity, so your food does float around. So you have to be a little bit more careful that it doesn’t go flying off your fork or spoon.
Sometimes you can have too much information. You keep gathering information and never bother to find out what the real answer is.
NASA works very well with different election organizations because we’re all voting from different counties.
To feel the power of the engines is by far the most exciting thing. You feel this great force pushing you off the earth. Eight-and-a-half minutes later, you’re in outer space.
It’s a little surprising to me that I’m the first Houstonian to be an astronaut.
I’m one who likes to eat regularly, so not being able to eat for eight hours makes me a little cranky.
It is incredibly exciting to be able to actually go and live on the space station after having worked so long on seeing the hardware built, getting it launched and maintaining it.
We’ve got pictures from the Space Station going back 20 years. We can see the glaciers receding in the photography that we do. We can see the effects of lakes drying up and other things that are happening around the planet.
The reason that we don’t have happy hours up here is because you never know when something might actually go sideways, and so we always have to be prepared in a worst, worst case scenario to jump on our spacecraft and go home. So, we have to keep it pretty straight and narrow while we’re up here.
Well, I was quite young when we first walked on the moon; I had just turned four, but I did watch it on TV. I think that just set the seed right then that that would be a really interesting thing to do.
Flying gives me a tremendous sense of freedom and I hope that anyone who wishes to learn has the opportunity to do so.
I studied physics as an undergraduate, and after I graduated from Rice University, I was actually hired at the Johnson Space Center as a flight controller.
I can talk about casting a ballot from space since I did it last time I was on the space station. They basically send you an electronic file, it’s a PDF, and you mark your choices.
I liked learning things. I liked solving problems and doing my homework. I realize a lot of kids don’t like that, but I always enjoyed going to school.
In some ways, it’s the start of all those science-fiction movies that we watched as kids coming to fruition where you’ve got entities living and working out in space and off the planet. Just to be at the forefront of that is enormously exciting.
The language is the hardest thing. My technical Russian is much better than my conversational Russian, and it has to be good enough to explain problems to them in their technical control center.
To be honest, I haven’t really put much thought into the fact that I am the first woman on a commercial vehicle. I expect to be the first of many, and look forward to the day that we don’t have to note such events.
I’m so proud to represent my hometown on the International Space Station where we conduct scientific research that can benefit all of humankind.
There is something quite special about getting into a plane with my mother and going somewhere.
My degrees are in physics and space physics, and I did well enough in university that I actually started working at the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas, as a robotics flight controller right after college.
All astronauts have degrees in science, engineering, or medicine, but other than that, there’s no one path to NASA. The one thing everyone has in common is we’ve all exceled in our chosen field.
I would love to fly to the Moon or Mars.
I have not ever seen an extraterrestrial creature. That would be very cool if I did.
When your flying in a jet aircraft, everything goes much faster.