“Of the 13,000 objects, over 40 percent came from breakups of both spacecraft and rocket bodies.”
“The five solid rocket boosters are burning just fine, sending the New Horizons spacecraft on its way to the very edge of our solar system.”
“Because we have such a long way to go, we put this small spacecraft on one of the largest rockets the U.S. has in its inventory.”
“We did a bottoms-up look at every possible shape, from a spacecraft with wings, to lifting bodies, to gum drops like Russia's Soyuz. The physics drove us back to the (Apollo) capsule.”
“I've launched other spacecraft on Delta rockets and I've always said after the launch it's a joyful ride,”
“Man is the best computer we can put aboard a spacecraft, and the only one that can be mass produced with unskilled labor”
Werner von Braun
“Ask ten engineers for the best orbit for a particular spacecraft and you'll get ten different ideas.”
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