Philippe Perrin Quotes, Sayings, Remarks, Thoughts and Speeches

Philippe Perrin Quotes and Sayings

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    And everything stopped quite rapidly because I knew that nobody in Europe was able to go to space. It was the privilege of being either American or Russian. Philippe Perrin | Refcard PDF
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    And, I think, as a kid, I had a strong motivation to do something of my life. And, I think that's the strongest motivation I really got. And, that came obviously from my parents and my grandparents. Philippe Perrin | Refcard PDF
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    And, you run also video because to fly this arm, you're relying mostly on some external camera views that may be coming from the arm itself or from the station. Philippe Perrin | Refcard PDF
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    Especially when I first really started to work with Kenneth and Franklin, who had been in space already. And so, they were able to talk about space and tell me a few things about how things would really happen. Philippe Perrin | Refcard PDF
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    I had been here five years already, training very hard, learning about the systems, the shuttle, the station systems. But, everything really became real when I started to work with them. Philippe Perrin | Refcard PDF
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    I think doing something of your life is something that you've got deep inside, whether it's to, whether you want to be an astronaut or a, whether you want to do science, or whether you want to be a movie star, or whatever. Philippe Perrin | Refcard PDF
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    I think that witnessing ecological problems visible from space is one of the new and essential roles of astronauts. Philippe Perrin | Refcard PDF
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    I've been as a pilot involved in the Gulf War. And then, in the No-Fly Zone. Philippe Perrin | Refcard PDF
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    It's only when you're flying above it that you realize how incredible the Earth really is. Philippe Perrin | Refcard PDF
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    It's, I mean, for me, it's the same as training with my crewmembers. We share the same first part of the flight. We all go together. It's the most critical part of the flight, the ascent. Philippe Perrin | Refcard PDF
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    Polytechnique is a school whose multidisciplinary, very high scientific level curriculum is invaluable. Philippe Perrin | Refcard PDF
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    Shortly afterwards, I did a third one to repair the robotic arm of the station. This arm plays a very important role in the ongoing expansion of the station as well as in the deployment of solar panels. Philippe Perrin | Refcard PDF
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    Since there always has to be a certain number of astronauts manning the station at all times, one of the main aspects of the mission was to transport a new team to the station and bring back some members of the previous team back to Earth. Philippe Perrin | Refcard PDF
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    So it's, I think it's quite, quite unique to fly with somebody with so much experience. Philippe Perrin | Refcard PDF
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    So, for me, I make no difference whether I'm training with my shuttle crew or the Expedition crew. Of course, I think I want to take more care of the Expedition crew, because they're going to stay there for a long time. Philippe Perrin | Refcard PDF
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    So, it takes a lot of chance and luck. I mean I was lucky enough to get in the program where people with the same skills never made it to the program. So keep trying. Philippe Perrin | Refcard PDF
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    The last thing, and the only one that you cannot physically train for, is the psychological preparation. Philippe Perrin | Refcard PDF
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    The student develops an analytical as well as finely blended character. He is able to choose from a wide variety of job fields from which to embrace a career, without having to be a specialist in one particular discipline. Philippe Perrin | Refcard PDF
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    This mission was the project of a decade's work. Philippe Perrin | Refcard PDF
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    We also had to bring with us some desired scientific equipment over to the station as well as assemble new machines. For that, I had to conduct two space walks. Philippe Perrin | Refcard PDF
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    Yes, I see the Mobile Base System really is the shoulder of the arm. The arm is right there, like a human arm. It's really funny to look at the similarities between a human arm and the Canadian robotics arm. Philippe Perrin | Refcard PDF






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