Buzz Aldrin Quotes

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

Life Quotes, Writers Quotes

Mars is much closer to the characteristics of Earth. It has a fall, winter, summer and spring. North Pole, South Pole, mountains and lots of ice. No one is going to live on Venus; no one is going to live on Jupiter.

Character Quotes, Spring Quotes, Winter Quotes

Growing up, I was fascinated with Buck Rogers' airplanes. As I began to mature in World War II, it became jets and rocket planes. But it was always in the air.

War Quotes


Retain the vision for space exploration. If we turn our backs on the vision again, we're going to have to live in a secondary position in human space flight for the rest of the century.

Vision Quotes

Going back to the moon is not visionary in restoring space leadership for America. Like its Apollo predecessor, it will prove to be a dead end littered with broken spacecraft, broken dreams and broken policies.

Leadership Quotes, Dreams Quotes, Vision Quotes

Because of his military service, Dad was buried in Arlington National Cemetery.

Vice Quotes

I was the first Navy, Marine or Air Force person who had been an astronaut to return back to the Air Force. I had certain expectations about what would be a reasonable and desirable position to be assigned to after my years of service.

Vice Quotes, Expectations Quotes

Armstrong described the lunar surface as 'beautiful.' I thought to myself, 'It's not really beautiful. It's magnificent that we're here, but what a desolate place we are visiting.'

Thought Quotes

I grew up in a country that I thought was special. And it was.

Thought Quotes

Walking around on the moon was significantly easier than we'd thought it would be. There weren't any balance problems, so you weren't tumbling over.

Balance Quotes, Problems Quotes, Thought Quotes

Over the years, I think I've matured in my spiritual evolution and development to understand a bit more than the narrow religious thinking - to move beyond that through a sort of perfection of the grandiose nature of the universe, and how perfect it is it in its sense and how satisfied we should all be in our place in that.

Spiritual Quotes, Perfection Quotes, Nature Quotes, Religious Quotes, Thinking Quotes

We need to begin thinking about building permanence on the Red Planet, not just have voyagers do some experiments, plant a flag and claim success. Having them go there, repeat this, in my view, is dim-witted. Why not stay there?

Success Quotes, Aim Quotes, Thinking Quotes

NASA's been one of the most successful public investments in motivating students to do well and achieve all they can achieve, and it's sad that we are turning the program in a direction where it will reduce the amount of motivation it provides to young people.

Success Quotes, Motivational Quotes

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

Science Quotes, Security Quotes

Instead of planning the retirement of the Space Shuttle program, America should be preparing the shuttles for their next step in space: evolving, not shutting them down and laying off thousands of people.

Retirement Quotes, Planning Quotes

The way I see it, what is going to come out of the moon activities is a respect for U.S. leadership.

Leadership Quotes, Respect Quotes

The pilgrims on the Mayflower landed at Plymouth Rock. To my knowledge, they didn't wait around for a return trip to Europe. You settle some place with a purpose. If you don't want to do that, stay home. You avoid an awful lot of risks by not venturing outward.

Knowledge Quotes, Risk Quotes, Purpose Quotes

Do we really need these big, gigantic, heavy rockets? What if we launch a rocket that's empty, and its sole purpose is to act as a source of fuel on the Moon? Who should build that? Well, I think the U.S. should build that.

Purpose Quotes

The purpose of going to Mars is for humans to first begin to occupy, permanently, another planet in the solar system. The astronauts or pilgrims, whatever you might call them, are going to be very historically unique human beings.

Purpose Quotes

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

Problems Quotes

Human rights problems will always exist for years to come, but maybe they'll lessen somewhat.

Problems Quotes, Human Rights Quotes

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.

Experience Quotes, Power Quotes

Kids, help your parents if they don't know how to use a smartphone.

Help Quotes, Parents Quotes

Extraordinary observations require extraordinary evidence.

Observation Quotes

Any observations from the Moon or a sense of realising this or that about the greater meaning of things wasn't as influential for me as the experience of coming back and dealing with being a person who's been to the Moon.

Great Quotes, Experience Quotes, Observation Quotes

I failed music when I was a teenager.

Music Quotes

America can take man to the moon, and America can take men to Mars - and beyond.

Men Quotes

Us reaching the moon convinced Gorbachev and other leaders that the Soviet Union couldn't compete with the U.S., so they revised their agenda. But people have short memories.

Memories Quotes

The way I see it, commercial interests should manage a lunar base while NASA gets on with the really important task of flying to Mars.

Important Quotes, Lying Quotes

Space tourism is a logical outgrowth of the adventure tourist market.

Logic Quotes

We need the next generation to be motivated and to push technological boundaries, to seek out new innovations.

Innovation Quotes, Logic Quotes

We could have human intelligence in orbit around Mars, building things there.

Intelligence Quotes

Ray Bradbury is one who is contributing to the understanding of the imagination and the curiosity of the human race.

Understanding Quotes, Curiosity Quotes, Imagination Quotes

America's can-do spirit cast a warm glow across nations and cultures, generating more goodwill and support for our country's ideals and causes than had otherwise been possible.

Ideals Quotes

Monumental achievements by humanity should be done by major organizations as much together as possible.

Achievement Quotes, Humanity Quotes

The leader of an Earth organization who makes a commitment to history - of humans living on Earth, to begin permanent settlement/occupation of not the moon, but of another planet - this leader will have a legacy for history that will supersede Columbus, Genghis Khan or almost any recognized leader.

Commitment Quotes, History Quotes

American greatness was elevated significantly after Sputnik.

American Quotes, Greatness Quotes

Exploring and colonizing Mars can bring us new scientific understanding of climate change, of how planet-wide processes can make a warm and wet world into a barren landscape. By exploring and understanding Mars, we may gain key insights into the past and future of our own world.

Change Quotes, Understanding Quotes, Future Quotes

Anything we can do in the near future that begins to stimulate the interest of people - seeing somebody down the street have an opportunity to go into space - buoys up the whole neighborhood.

Opportunity Quotes, Future Quotes

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.

Experience Quotes, Future Quotes

It was interesting to think that the very first liquid ever poured on the Moon, and the first food eaten there, were communion elements.

Food Quotes

You can tell I'm not too bashful about some of my feelings.

Feeling Quotes

Everyone who's been in space would, I'm sure, welcome the opportunity for a return to the exhilarating experiences there.

Opportunity Quotes, Experience Quotes

Astronauts working for the government will always need to be either pilots or mission specialists. Those who want to be pilots should have military experience - ideally, a test pilot background.

Work Quotes, Experience Quotes

As someone who flew two space capsules and twice landed in the ocean, I can attest from personal experience how much logistics work is needed to get you home.

Work Quotes, Experience Quotes

I think both the space shuttle program and the International Space Station program have not really lived up to their expectations.

Expectations Quotes

Bringing an asteroid back to Earth? What's that have to do with space exploration? If we were moving outward from there, and an asteroid is a good stopping point, then fine. But now it's turned into a whole planetary defense exercise at the cost of our outward exploration.

Exercise Quotes

When President Kennedy took office, I was in the midst of my education.

Education Quotes

Maybe it was the challenge of flight, the opportunity to fly, the competition of summer camp and the inspiration and discipline of West Point. I think all of those things helped me to develop a dedication and inspired me to get ahead.

Challenge Quotes, Inspirational Quotes, Opportunity Quotes, Competition Quotes, Dedication Quotes, Discipline Quotes

My first biography written in '73 was not 'Journey To The Moon.' It was 'Return To Earth.' Because for me, that was the more difficult task - disappointment.

Disappointment Quotes

4 Top Buzz Aldrin quotes about Wonder

Globalisation means many other countries are asserting themselves and trying to take over leadership. Please don't ask Americans to let others assume the leadership of human exploration. We can do wonderful science on the Moon, and wonderful commercial things. Then we can pack up and move on to Mars.

American Quotes, Leadership Quotes, Wonder Quotes, Science Quotes

I think the people who experienced the Apollo missions came away from that experience wondering to themselves, 'When can we get a chance to experience spaceflight?' I've heard that many, many times: that people got into a new career field hoping that they would be able to experience spaceflight.

Time Quotes, Experience Quotes, Wonder Quotes

In Mars, we've been given a wonderful set of moons... where we can send continuous numbers of people.

Wonder Quotes

By refocusing our space program on Mars for America's future, we can restore the sense of wonder and adventure in space exploration that we knew in the summer of 1969. We won the moon race; now it's time for us to live and work on Mars, first on its moons and then on its surface.

Time Quotes, Work Quotes, Wonder Quotes, Future Quotes

4 Famous Buzz Aldrin quotes about Travel

I came to dedicate my life to opening space to the average person and crafting designs for new spaceships that could take us far from home. But since Apollo ended, such travels were only in our collective memory.

Life Quotes, Memories Quotes, Travel Quotes

A hybrid human-robot mission to investigate an asteroid affords a realistic opportunity to demonstrate new technological capabilities for future deep-space travel and to test spacecraft for long-duration spaceflight.

Opportunity Quotes, Travel Quotes, Future Quotes, Logic Quotes

As we begin to have landings on the moon, we can alternate those with vertical launch of similar crew modules on similar launch vehicles for vertical-launch tourism in space, if you want to call it that... adventure travel.

Travel Quotes

Space travel for everyone is the next frontier in the human experience.

Experience Quotes, Travel Quotes

5 Popular Buzz Aldrin quotes about Science

Just as Mars - a desert planet - gives us insights into global climate change on Earth, the promise awaits for bringing back to life portions of the Red Planet through the application of Earth Science to its similar chemistry, possibly reawakening its life-bearing potential.

Life Quotes, Change Quotes, Potential Quotes, Science Quotes

The biggest benefit of Apollo was the inspiration it gave to a growing generation to get into science and aerospace.

Inspirational Quotes, Science Quotes

There's no doubt who was a leader in space after the Apollo Program. Nobody came close to us. And our education system, in science, technology, engineering and math, was at the top of the world. It's no longer there. We're descending rather rapidly.

Education Quotes, Technology Quotes, Doubt Quotes, Science Quotes

For the future, primarily, we must educate people in science, engineering, technology and math.

Technology Quotes, Future Quotes, Science Quotes

As a student, I wrote English reports on science fiction.

Science Quotes

5 Amazing Buzz Aldrin quotes about Money

I think the American Dream used to be achieving one's goals in your field of choice - and from that, all other things would follow. Now, I think the dream has morphed into the pursuit of money: Accumulate enough of it, and the rest will follow.

American Quotes, Choice Quotes, Goal Quotes, Money Quotes

Save the taxpayer's money by canceling the Ares 1 and V.

Tax Quotes, Money Quotes

To me, money is a commodity that a person must have to function, not a goal in itself.

Goal Quotes, Money Quotes

If we go back to the moon, we're guaranteed second, maybe third place because while we are spending all that money, Russia has its eye on Mars. Landing people on the moon will be terribly consuming of resources we don't have. It sounds great - 'Let's go back. This time we're going to stay.' I don't know why you would want to stay on the moon.

Great Quotes, Time Quotes, Money Quotes

I'm convinced that sending people to Mars is so expensive that if you go once and bring the people back and then go again and bring the people back, we're eventually going to run out of money. But what if we send people the first time and they don't come back? What if they stay there?

Time Quotes, Money Quotes

6 Awesome Buzz Aldrin quotes about Mind

I've led a life of such structured discipline and always had a goal in mind of knowing what I was doing, from West Point to the Air Force combat, MIT, looking for new things to study and get involved in. And then I got into the space program, and how disciplined can you get?

Life Quotes, Goal Quotes, Discipline Quotes, Mind Quotes

As we reflect back upon the tragic loss of Challenger and her brave crew of heroes who were aboard that fateful day, I am reminded that they truly represented the best of us, as they climbed aloft on a plume of propellant gasses, reaching for the stars, to inspire us who were Earthbound.

Challenge Quotes, Fate Quotes, Mind Quotes

You are not going to change the minds of people who are looking for attention.

Change Quotes, Attention Quotes, Mind Quotes

Fighter pilots have ice in their veins. They don't have emotions. They think, anticipate. They know that fear and other concerns cloud your mind from what's going on and what you should be involved in.

Emotion Quotes, Fear Quotes, Mind Quotes

I feel we need to remind the world about the Apollo missions and that we can still do impossible things.

Mind Quotes

A mind concerned about danger is a clouded mind. It's paralyzing.

Anger Quotes, Mind Quotes

13 Best Buzz Aldrin quotes about Life

I don't go through life verbalizing what I feel.

Life Quotes

I realize that my life is not the common ordinary person.

Life Quotes

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

Life Quotes

The life expectancy of people going to Mars may be decreased by the higher level of radiation that they receive.

Life Quotes

When I was a little kid, we only knew about our nine planets. Since then, we've downgraded Pluto but have discovered that other solar systems and stars are common. So life is probably quite prevalent.

Life Quotes

When we get there, if we don't find any life on Mars, from that point on there will be life on Mars because we'll bring it there, whether it's germs and leftover urine bags, whatever it is.

Life Quotes

The society of life on Mars, or the challenge of making Mars more livable, will have significant benefits on our attempts to modify and change in some ways the environment here on Earth.

Life Quotes, Challenge Quotes, Change Quotes

Timing has always been a key element in my life. I have been blessed to have been in the right place at the right time.

Life Quotes, Time Quotes

By venturing into space, we improve life for everyone here on Earth - scientific advances and innovations that come from this kind of research create products we use in our daily lives.

Life Quotes, Innovation Quotes

Mars, we know, was once wet and warm. Was it home to life? And what can living and learning to work on its rust-colored surface teach us about the future of our own planet, Earth? Answering those mysteries may hold the key to our future.

Life Quotes, Work Quotes, Learning Quotes, Future Quotes

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.

Education Quotes, Life Quotes, Health Quotes, Responsibility Quotes, Choice Quotes

There may be aliens in our Milky Way galaxy, and there are billions of other galaxies. The probability is almost certain that there is life somewhere in space.

Life Quotes, Ability Quotes

I have no intention of selling any more of the historical Apollo 11 items in my possession for the remainder of my life. I intend to pass a portion of these items on to my children and to loan the most important items for permanent display in suitable museums around the country.

Children Quotes, Life Quotes, Important Quotes, Selling Quotes, Intention Quotes

6 Top Buzz Aldrin quotes about Time

I was motivated to improve the U.S. strategy of going back to the moon in 1985. That's a long time ago. Going back to the moon would be a great achievement for tourism adventure flights.

Achievement Quotes, Great Quotes, Strategy Quotes, Time Quotes

It's time to open the space frontier to citizen explorers.

Time Quotes

When the time comes to start building deep space transports and refueling rocket tankers, it will be the commercial industry that steps up, not another government-owned, government-managed enterprise.

Time Quotes

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.

Time Quotes

I want people to go into space, to orbit around the world a few times, even to stay there for 24 hours and then come back to where they took off. And I also want people with a low income to be able to do that, not only rich people.

Rich Quotes, Time Quotes

I think we need to move to the moons of Mars and learn how to control robots that are on the surface. It's not the impatient way of getting there, but Mars has been there a long time.

Time Quotes, Control Quotes

4 Famous Buzz Aldrin quotes about American

I don't watch 'American Idol,' but I wouldn't call it 'undignified.'

American Quotes

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

American Quotes

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

American Quotes

Absolutely the United States should lead in space, for the survival of the United States. It's inspiring for the next generation. If we lose leadership, then we'll be using Chinese capability to inspire Americans.

American Quotes, Inspirational Quotes, Leadership Quotes, Ability Quotes