"I've always enjoyed traveling and having experience with different cultures and different people. But it's also a wonderful thing to be able to benefit and enable research, not only in our country but around the world."
"Life can only be understood backwards but it must be lived forwards."Laurel Clark on Soren Kierkegaard
"The only source of knowledge is experience."Laurel Clark on Albert Einstein
"Experience: that most brutal of teachers. But you learn, my God do you learn."Laurel Clark on C. S. Lewis
"Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes."Laurel Clark on Oscar Wilde
"A man who carries a cat by the tail learns something he can learn in no other way."Laurel Clark on Mark Twain
"I have a computer screen near my seat where I monitor the overall health of the vehicle and pick up any problems that might be occurring early on or once we see any kind of a malfunction or anything unusual that's happening, we can look at the data and figure out what that is."
"As a physician, I understand how important it is to collect data on people so we can understand what's happening with them. I will be in the position to help enable that knowledge."
"The Navy's paid for you to go through school, and then they need doctors to go out and take care of people who are in various different parts of the world. I decided to pay back my time first as an undersea medical officer. I was stationed in Scotland."
"I feel blessed to be here representing our country and carrying out th research of scientists around the world... I hope you could feel the positive energy that beamed to the whole planet as we glided over."
"We're looking at Earth science, observing our planet. Also space science, looking at the ozone in the atmosphere around our Earth. Also looking at life science. And on a human level, using ourselves as test subjects."