Quotations by Michael P. Anderson
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Born: Friday, December 25, 1959
Died: Saturday, February 1, 2003 (43 years old)
As you look back at your life, there are just a million different things that have happened, just in the right way, to allow you to make your dreams come true. And you know, someone has all that under control.
(Keywords: Dreams, Life, Control, Right)
Fortunately, I got called down to NASA for an interview. And one thing led to the next, and one day I got that call. I've been here about seven years now and am really enjoying it.
(Keywords: Day, Now, Years)
I went to the University of Washington as a physics and astronomy major. My other interest, of course, was aviation. I always wanted to be a pilot. And if you're going to fly airplanes, the best place to be is the Air Force.
(Keywords: Airplanes, Astronomy, Aviation, Force, Interest, Physics, University, Washington)
If you want something that's going to provide you with a lot of challenges and a variety of different things to do, then you really can't beat a place like the Air Force. I don't mean this to sound like a recruiting pitch. But it's been a lot of fun.
(Keywords: Force, Fun, Sound, Variety, Want)
It looks like the future's really bright.
It's a great view from here. I'm having the time of my life.
(Keywords: Life, Time)
Like most kids growing up, I had a very wide interest. I was interested in everything. I tried to take advantage of everything, from the sciences to music to writing to literature.
(Keywords: Music, Growing up, Interest, Kids, Literature, Writing)
Science was something that really caught my attention. It was something I really could sink my teeth into.
(Keywords: Science, Attention)
There are just hundreds of people that have inspired and influenced me in a number of different ways. First of all, you can't forget your parents and all they've done to help you to get here.
(Keywords: People, First, Forget, Help, Parents)
When you launch in a rocket, you're not really flying that rocket. You're just sort of hanging on.