Different astronauts sleep in different ways.
No, I think most astronauts recognize that the space shuttle program is very high-risk, and are prepared for accidents.
On a standard space shuttle crew, two of the astronauts have a test pilot background - the commander and the pilot.
So most astronauts are astronauts for a couple of years before they are assigned to a flight.
Some astronauts sleep in sort of beds - compartments that you can open up and crawl into and then close up, almost like a little bedroom.
The astronauts who came in with me in my astronaut class - my class had 29 men and 6 women - those men were all very used to working with women.
The food isn't too bad. It's very different from the food that the astronauts ate in the very early days of the space program.
The pressure suit helps if something goes wrong during launch or re-entry - astronauts have a way to parachute off the shuttle. The suits protect you from loss of pressure in case of emergency.
During my 8 years as chairman, I had the privilege to peer into the future to see dynamic citizen astronauts returning to and from the heavens which we can expect in the future.
It would be great some day to have astronauts in a rover on Mars. But just about anyone except an oil company executive would say its more important to have 50 million solar powered vehicles in the United States.
When many astronauts go to space, they see the insignificant size of the earth and vastness of space, and they become very religious, because they have seen the Signs of Allah.
NASA is plodding along doing what it's been doing for decades, ... Astronauts have been flying up there for 17-18 years, and it's hard to see what they've accomplished.
How can we put more brave astronauts in harm's way solely on NASA's assurance that this time they'll get it right?
We went back to Apollo [moon walks], where [ground control] was providing blow-by-blow advice to astronauts who would narrate all of their activities. The point is, when you're on Mars you can't be having this conversation with folks back in Houston because of the time delay.
When I was nine, I wanted to be an astronaut but at that time there weren't any Canadian astronauts. You had to be American or Soviet. So many things will be possible in your lifetimes.
He absolutely knows that building it at Kennedy Space Center is the best thing to do for astronauts' safety, for the economic success of the program and to save taxpayers' money.
Those dreams are carried by the families of those astronauts who, even in grief, have urged that America go on with our space program.
I hope we get back into space soon. I hope they admire the current astronauts, and I hope their hearts are with Eileen and her crew, and Steve Lindsey and his.
There's a ham rig on the ISS, and the astronauts love talking to students when they pass over schools.
There's a huge crop of astronauts, captains of industry, and prisoners of war. And, although not every Naval Academy grad will be a war hero or the president of the United States, every grad can aspire to embrace the values espoused by our Distinguished Graduate Award recipients.
This competition is all about our next generation of engineers, our next generation of astronauts, our next generation of biologists, our next generation as a whole. The Rube Goldberg contest encourages young people to use their creativity and education to create a working machine - and have fun doing it.
The seven astronauts on board were accomplished women and men of great courage who put their extraordinary skills and knowledge to the service of humankind.
They struck us as articulate, capable. These kids wanted to be doctors and nurses and engineers and astronauts and then they hit the schoolhouse door and they're confronted with an environment which is not inspiring, not engaging and often disorderly and unsafe.
Our prayers are with the family members, friends and colleagues of the seven astronauts. Those we lost today are heroes.
What do the current astronauts and cosmonauts think should the Russians extend this program by possibly adding, say, a tourist-only module to the international space station?