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We do what we do because we believe in what we do

By Keith Cowing
July 31, 2009

Forty Years Later, Rekindling The Character Of A Generation, Calvin Turzillo, SpaceRef
“Everyone who works for the United States Space Program always feels a certain sense of pride about what we do. We definitely don’t do what we do for the money, we are probably some of the lowest paid scientific professionals in the country. We don’t do what we do for job security, congress cuts our budgets and we have to lay off hard working people every year. We don’t do what we do for the cushy hours, we often work extreme overtime and late nights to make sure the job gets done. We don’t do what we do because of the fame and notoriety, no one knows who we are with the exception of the astronauts, and even then I doubt anyone in the general public could name a recent one.
We do what we do because we believe in what we do, we dream of a bright future, and we live for exploring the unknown.”

NASA Watch founder, Explorers Club Fellow, ex-NASA, Away Teams, Journalist, Space & Astrobiology, Lapsed climber.