In this post, you will find great Orbit Quotes from famous people, such as James Comey, Ben Parr, N. K. Jemisin, Linda M. Godwin, Dennis Muilenburg. You can learn and implement many lessons from these quotes.
Point-to-point transit via low orbit could dramatically speed up international flights, connecting the world even further. And safe, consistent space travel opens up the possibility of commercial space stations, trips to the moon and exploration beyond.
It definitely helps to have been through the arm training flow before and to have used the arm on orbit, and it also gives me the confidence to know that our training facilities are really good, that when you get up there, you feel like you’ve been there.
I believe you’ll see a low Earth orbit space travel business begin.
Geo-stationary orbit is actually real estate – you can only put so many satellites up there. It’s like waterfront property at the beach. Everyone builds the biggest thing they can put up there.
For the last several years and culminating in six months in orbit next year, I’ve been training for my third space flight. This one is almost in a category completely different than the previous two, specifically to live in on the space station for six months, to command a space ship and to fly a new rocket ship.
The Huygens images were everything our images from orbit were not. Instead of hazy, sinuous features that we could only guess were streams and drainage channels, here was incontrovertible evidence that at some point in Titan’s history – and perhaps even now – there were flowing liquid hydrocarbons on the surface.
I am excited to think that the development of commercial capabilities to send humans into low Earth orbit will likely result in so many more Earthlings being able to experience the transformative power of space flight.
The notion of getting the general public into low-Earth orbit I don’t think is far-fetched at all.
When we can demonstrate that we can take off horizontally and put something into orbit, then we can begin to talk about increasing the amount of payload. But to say, ‘I’m going to do that and put people into orbit’ is a real leap.
The Fuse is a solar energy station in orbit 22,000 miles above the earth. But it’s more than just a big solar panel array. The Fuse is also home to Midway City, a technically illegal settlement that grew out of a bunch of engineers who decided they’d rather make a new life in space than return home to earth.
The dead spacecraft in orbit have become a permanent fixture around our planet, not unlike the rings of Saturn. They will be the longest-lasting artifacts of human civilization, quietly circling the Earth until the sun turns into a red giant about 5 billion years from now.
Since the Moon has no atmosphere, it presents a unique orbital opportunity – we could fly incredibly close to the surface while staying in lunar orbit.
I think eventually private enterprise will be able to send people into orbit, but I suspect initially it’s going to have to be with NASA’s help.
Here, in low earth orbit, we’re going around the earth, so we can actually use an Internet protocol phone because we have the appropriate satellites that can get those bandwidths.
Venus and Mars are our next of kin: they are the two most Earth-like planets that we know about. They’re the only two other very Earth-like planets in our solar system, meaning they orbit close to the sun; they have rocky surfaces and thin atmospheres.
We launch when we’re kind of in the same orbit that they are in terms of being matched up in inclination in space, and we’re just in a little different altitude.
To allow public access to orbit, we would need breakthroughs that would lower the cost by a lot more than an order of magnitude and increase safety by a factor of 100 as compared to every launch system used since the first manned space flight. I think airborne launch will be a significant part of the safety solution.
We’re going to stop looking at Earth from orbit because we don’t like what we are seeing and the conclusions that leads us to? That’s nonsense.
Within NASA, the shuttle is perhaps the least-groundbreaking project. Recall that Apollo was about creating brand-new technologies that did something unprecedented – putting men on the moon. The shuttle is, by comparison, a relic designed to make going into orbit routine.
The first two missions have some test objectives, some new capabilities that we’re going to try to develop on orbit to possibly be used on later flights.
One thing, the very first time I got out of the seat, after Resilience was safely in orbit and I looked out the window and saw the Earth from 250 miles up, I will never forget that moment.
Then during the mission itself, I used the space shuttle‘s robot arm to release a satellite into orbit.
If you’re going to go into space, you have to have an objective, a mission. Where do you want to go? Earth orbit? The moon? Mars? What’s the technology to get there? You develop the technology for the mission.
The ride to orbit was impressive, as it always is. But once I got on board the space station, it really felt like I was visiting an old home; it felt very comfortable.
Fall in love with a dog, and in many ways you enter a new orbit, a universe that features not just new colors but new rituals, new rules, a new way of experiencing attachment.
Changing the asteroid‘s velocity changes the time when the asteroid crosses Earth’s orbit. After all, just because it crosses Earth’s path doesn’t mean there is necessarily going to be a collision. It has to cross Earth’s path when the Earth is right there.
The building of the International Space Station is something wonderful, and it will show us how to take the next step beyond low-Earth orbit.
Evolution is all about passing on the genome to the next generation, adapting and surviving through generation after generation. From an evolutionary point of view, you and I are like the booster rockets designed to send the genetic payload into the next level of orbit and then drop off into the sea.
We care about this not being a world where 600 people have gotten on orbit; we want it to be 600,000.
The opportunity to orbit the Earth, witnessing multiple sunrises and sunsets every day, looking back to our small blue life-sustaining jewel from a distance, gives me the greatest sense of anticipation.
Space is not just going up and coming back down again. Space is getting into orbit and being there, living there, establishing a presence, a permanence.
Fortunately, most things around the supermassive black hole are just going to go around it. They’re going to orbit it. They don’t actually get sucked in.
The nice thing about asteroids is that once you’ve found them, and once you have a good solid orbit on them, you can predict a hundred years ahead of time whether there is a likelihood of an impact with Earth.
We could have human intelligence in orbit around Mars, building things there.