at NASA, an interview with adam steltzner
'why do we explore? it’s our nature,' he says. 'human curiosity is why you and i can talk across the country by phone. it's why i'm sitting 60 feet above the ground in a building made of alloys and other high-tech composite materials. we dominate this planet because we wonder what's around the next corner.'
'it's not 2 ½ billion dollars we stuffed in a trunk and blew into space. it’s thousands of high tech jobs spread over 37 states. it's honing and developing our skills in science, engineering, and math.'