Buzz Aldrin quotes

  • I think humans will reach Mars, and I would like to see it happen in my lifetime.
    -- Buzz Aldrin

    #Thinking #Mars #Lifetime

  • Apollo 11 will probably go down in history as one of the major responses of two nations facing each other with threatening technologies - sometimes called mutually assured destruction. It was also the America's response to the apparent superiority of the Russians in putting objects into space before USA could.
    -- Buzz Aldrin

    #Technology #Usa #Two

  • If we can conquer space, we can conquer childhood hunger.
    -- Buzz Aldrin

    #Space #Childhood #Hunger

  • When we set out to land people on the surface of Mars, I think we should as a nation, as a world, commit ourselves to supporting a growing settlement and colonization there. To visit a few times and then withdraw would be an unforgivable waste of resources.
    -- Buzz Aldrin

    #Thinking #Land #People

  • Knowledge of the past and an optimistic view of the present give you great opportunities.
    -- Buzz Aldrin

    #Optimistic #Past #Opportunity

  • Whenever I gaze up at the moon, I feel like I'm on a time machine. I am back to that precious pinpoint of time, standing on the foreboding - yet beautiful - Sea of Tranquility. I could see our shining blue planet Earth poised in the darkness of space.
    -- Buzz Aldrin

    #Beautiful #Moon #Blue

  • Mars has been flown by, orbited, smacked into, radar examined, and rocketed onto, as well as bounced upon, rolled over, shoveled, drilled into, baked and even blasted. Still to come: Mars being stepped on.
    -- Buzz Aldrin

    #Mars #Wells #Stills

  • Mars is there, waiting to be reached.
    -- Buzz Aldrin

    #Umpires #Waiting #Mars

  • History will remember the inhabitants of this century as the people who went from Kitty Hawk to the moon in 66 years, only to languish for the next 30 in low Earth orbit. At the core of the risk-free society is a self-indulgent failure of nerve.
    -- Buzz Aldrin

    #Moon #Self #Years

  • They didn’t tell me I was going into space until after they locked the shuttle doors and started counting down.
    -- Buzz Aldrin

    #Doors #Space #Counting

  • I still say, 'Shoot for the moon; you might get there.'
    -- Buzz Aldrin

    #Moon #Might #Shoot For The Moon

  • Exploration is wired into our brains. If we can see the horizon, we want to know what's beyond.
    -- Buzz Aldrin

    #Brain #Want #Horizon

  • We can continue to try and clean up the gutters all over the world and spend all of our resources looking at just the dirty spots and trying to make them clean. Or we can lift our eyes up and look into the skies and move forward in an evolutionary way.
    -- Buzz Aldrin

    #Dirty #Moving #Eye

  • There's a need for accepting responsibility - for a person's life and making choices that are not just ones for immediate short-term comfort. You need to make an investment, and the investment is in health and education.
    -- Buzz Aldrin

    #Responsibility #Choices #Comfort

  • We should go boldly where man has not gone before. Fly by the comets, visit asteroids, visit the moon of Mars. There's a monolith there. A very unusual structure on this potato shaped object that goes around Mars once in seven hours. When people find out about that they're going to say 'Who put that there? Who put that there?' The universe put it there. If you choose, God put it there...
    -- Buzz Aldrin

    #Moon #Men #People

  • Many say exploration is part of our destiny, but it's actually our duty to future generations and their quest to ensure the survival of the human species.
    -- Buzz Aldrin

    #Destiny #Space #Survival

  • We feel that this stands as a symbol of the insatiable curiosity of all mankind to explore the unknown.
    -- Buzz Aldrin

    #Curiosity #Mankind #Feels

  • My expertise is the space program and what it should be in the future based on my experience of looking at the transitions that we've made between pre-Sputnik days and getting to the moon.
    -- Buzz Aldrin

    #Moon #Space #Transition

  • We could have human intelligence in orbit around Mars, building things there.
    -- Buzz Aldrin

    #Orbit #Mars #Building

  • There were about six years when there was not one American who went into space. We shouldn't do that again.
    -- Buzz Aldrin

    #Years #Space #Six

  • There should be an international lunar base. That is certainly doable.
    -- Buzz Aldrin

    #Should

  • When you're in a spacecraft, you need to know what things you can touch and what things you shouldn't touch!
    -- Buzz Aldrin

    #Needs

  • Look at what Silicon Valley has done - the advance of computers.
    -- Buzz Aldrin

    #Valleys #Looks #Done

  • My first inclination is to be a bit skeptical about the claims that human-produced carbon dioxide is the direct contributor to global warming.
    -- Buzz Aldrin

    #Firsts #Global Warming #Claims

  • To move forward, what's required is a unified space agenda based on exploration, science, development, commerce, and security.
    -- Buzz Aldrin

    #Moving #Space #Agendas

  • My own American Dream was to serve my country as best I could and make a difference in America - and in the world.
    -- Buzz Aldrin

    #Dream #Country #Differences

  • Like actors and writers who are on and off again in terms of employment, I had a very unstructured life.
    -- Buzz Aldrin

    #Employment #Actors #Term

  • One of the major problems with long-term deep space human flight is the requirement for radiation shielding.
    -- Buzz Aldrin

    #Space #Long #Radiation

  • My Sunday mornings are spent in a recovery meeting in Pacific Palisades.
    -- Buzz Aldrin

    #Morning #Recovery #Sunday

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