I think we're going to the moon because it's in the nature of the human being to face challenges. It's by the nature of his deep inner soul... we're required to do these things just as salmon swim upstream.
The one thing I regret was that my work required an enormous amount of my time, and a lot of travel.
NASA has been one of the most successful public investments in motivating students to do well and achieve all they can achieve. It's sad that we are turning the programme in a direction where it will reduce the amount of motivation and stimulation it provides to young people.
I guess we all like to be recognized not for one piece of fireworks, but for the ledger of our daily work.