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Born Tuesday 30 April 1957

Professions: Astronaut, Saint

Nationality: American

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You know, piloting really isn't my hobby. And, it's probably not something I'd do in my spare time if I could do whatever I wanted to do. But, I'll tell you: if you've got to make a living, it's a great way to make a living!

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And, I wouldn't consider myself to be a natural pilot; I've had to work at it.

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And then, when I thought about joining the Air Force, flying seemed like a natural extension of the motorcycling experience. You're going faster, higher. You're operating a machine that's a lot more powerful than you are.

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Because when we're in space, my job is primarily getting us there and getting us back.

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I see it as one of my jobs to make sure that, it sounds ridiculous, but to make sure the folks are eating, make sure folks are getting enough fluids, make sure folks are, you know, comfortable in the orbiter.

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And, all these things need to be coordinated; so we all need to work together, have timers going and everything so we're all coordinated and get this piece of orchestration done.

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You know, Scooter's going to do the first separation burn; I'm going to do the second separation burn.

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Now, I've never flown in space; but the folks who have say that on landing day, you know, you've just spent maybe a week and a half, sometimes two weeks in orbit and you're used to the things happening slowly in space.

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Now you're coming back to Earth, and things are getting more and more dynamic.

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One of the jokes on our flight is that, if we have a normal entry day going, the plan is for me... to actually take the orbiter first and fly it for maybe 10 or 15 seconds and then hand it on over to Scooter.

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So, whenever Scooter was the Pilot, he never had a chance to fly the orbiter. So, the joke is: I'm going to have a chance to fly it first and hand it over to him.

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So, we have to get up and get pumped up for each day.

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Those folks out in the space suits are going to be getting beat up.

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Rendezvous day is the third day of our mission, and that's a big day for us.

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There's been a tremendous amount of work that's been done that you can't see in Columbia.

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And, obviously as a, as one who likes to travel around myself a lot, I think the Earth is a beautiful place. And, I'm looking forward to some new perspectives.

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Being in space, I'm really looking forward to working with this team of folks that I'm with.

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I'm looking forward to coming back, back to Earth, the landing, the views.

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And, that's what I truly believe that we're doing when we're advancing scientific knowledge is we're someday making the world better. Not only for our children, but for all people after that.

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That's what Hubble can do for us. It can tell us whether the universe is expanding forever or if one day it's going to come back together.

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