Saturday, April 7, 2007

Quotes: From an interview to Wired Magazine, July/August 1993

Original interview is available here.

  1. "... what dates the movies the most - economics and politics, not technology!"
  2. "It only costs about a hundred dollars to go to the Moon - in terms of kilowatt hours, if you were to buy the energy from your friendly local power station. Whereas it costs about a billion dollars the way we've done it." "There's no reason why, in the next century, it should cost more to go to the Moon than it costs to fly around the world today."
  3. '"Clarke Orbit: An alternative name for the geostationary orbit, 22,300 miles high, in which satellites circle at the same speed as the Earth turns. The orbit was first suggested by space writer Arthur C. Clarke in 1945."'
  4. 'I'm always paraphrasing J.B.S. Haldane: "The universe is not only stranger than we imagine, it's stranger than we can imagine."'

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