“- Deke Slayton: Jan, you have to trust us. We've got this under control.
- Janet Armstrong: No, you don't. All these protocols and procedures to make it seem like you have it under control. But you're a bunch of boys making models out of balsa wood! You don't have anything under control!”
“To be a scientist, you must have a respectful awe for the laws of nature.”
“The animals keep checking in, but they don't check out, do they? You're not a scientist, you're an undertaker!”
“Hey Oppenheimer! Oppenheimer! You ought to stop playing God, because you're not good at it, and the position's taken!”
“When I was a boy, I used to, I used to read all about Edison, and the Wright brothers, Mr. Ford, they were, they were my heroes.”