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Alan Stern Sublime Quotes

Alan Stern Sublime Quotes
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New Horizons isn't just visiting Pluto; it's visiting this entire region. Whatever it finds, this will be a signal moment for planetary exploration - the capstone to our first reconnaissance of the planets of our solar system.

Alan Stern

One of the implications of the discovery of the Kuiper Belt and its many small planets is that many scientists now think of the solar system as having not two but three zones.

Alan Stern

Absence of evidence is not evidence of absence.

Absence of evidence is not evidence of absence.

Alan Stern

Every mission has life-or-death moments.

Every mission has life-or-death moments.

Alan Stern

Liquids may have existed on the surface of Pluto in the past.

Liquids may have existed on the surface of Pluto in the past.

Alan Stern

Pluto has a very interesting history, and there is a lot of work that we need to do to understand this very complicated place.

Pluto has a very interesting history, and there is a lot of work that we need to do to understand this very complicated place.

Alan Stern

CSF and its members believe strongly in the exploration of space of all kinds, including commercial purposes.

CSF and its members believe strongly in the exploration of space of all kinds, including commercial purposes.

Alan Stern

As a planetary scientist, I don't know what else to call Pluto: It's big and round and thousands of miles wide.

As a planetary scientist, I don't know what else to call Pluto: It's big and round and thousands of miles wide.

Alan Stern

I just think it's patently absurd for scientists to categorize objects on the basis of the numbers of objects that they can remember.

I just think it's patently absurd for scientists to categorize objects on the basis of the numbers of objects that they can remember.

Alan Stern

If two billion people wanted to watch a robot fly by Pluto, imagine what it will be like when the first humans step on Mars. It'll be the most unifying event anybody could ever put on.

If two billion people wanted to watch a robot fly by Pluto, imagine what it will be like when the first humans step on Mars. It'll be the most unifying event anybody could ever put on.

Alan Stern

When I started working with NASA in 1989 as part of a mission to send spacecraft to Pluto, I knew it would take at least 10-15 years to see results of my efforts.

When I started working with NASA in 1989 as part of a mission to send spacecraft to Pluto, I knew it would take at least 10-15 years to see results of my efforts.

Alan Stern

The costs of badly-run NASA projects are paid for with cutbacks or delays in NASA projects that didn't go over budget. Hence the guilty are rewarded and the innocent are punished.

The costs of badly-run NASA projects are paid for with cutbacks or delays in NASA projects that didn't go over budget. Hence the guilty are rewarded and the innocent are punished.

Alan Stern

If the Pluto mission was a cat, then it would've been dead long ago because they only get nine lives, and we've had significantly more than nine stoppages and odd twists and turns.

If the Pluto mission was a cat, then it would've been dead long ago because they only get nine lives, and we've had significantly more than nine stoppages and odd twists and turns.

Alan Stern

People know a planet when they see one, and I think that's a pretty darn good test, in fact, for planethood.

People know a planet when they see one, and I think that's a pretty darn good test, in fact, for planethood.

Alan Stern

No one predicted Mercury would be a planetary core with the mantle stripped off. No one predicted volcanoes on the Jovian moons, or oceans on the inside of them. I can tell you, for every single planet, huge 'we never guessed that' things.

No one predicted Mercury would be a planetary core with the mantle stripped off. No one predicted volcanoes on the Jovian moons, or oceans on the inside of them. I can tell you, for every single planet, huge 'we never guessed that' things.

Alan Stern

It is only by freeing NASA from routine human transport to low-Earth orbit that we can afford to once again see American astronauts exploring distant worlds.

It is only by freeing NASA from routine human transport to low-Earth orbit that we can afford to once again see American astronauts exploring distant worlds.

Alan Stern

My field is called planetary science.

My field is called planetary science.

Alan Stern

We made more than just scientific discoveries... we rediscovered how much people love exploration.

We made more than just scientific discoveries... we rediscovered how much people love exploration.

Alan Stern

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