Quotes from the news wire:
I think that we have the technology, we have the smarts, we don’t always have the support, which means, really, the bottom line is the money, it’s going to be expensive, but I think it’s going to be well worth it - I think there are things that we get out of the space program that we can’t get anywhere else.
If you're going to Mars in a smaller vehicle than the space station and living practically on top of one another, having that space that (the astronauts) spend so much time in is very, very important, you have to make it as perfect as you can, including the environment, air temperature, interfacing with the system, communication, entertainment and noise abatement because you're sleeping, living, exercising and eating right next to each other.
I will never be done with space, I will always be involved, i think everyone should be able to go to space. It depends on the person and what experience they would want. It would be great to have a variety of ways to get to space or near space for the view. Maybe in the next 20 years, you can buy a cheap ticket for a little visit.
I think that would be too late, you know, I think if we’re going to Mars, and we were growing stuff, we would be responsible for deciding when the stuff needed water. Kind of like in my backyard, I look at it and say ‘ Oh, maybe I should water the grass today. ’ I think this is how this should be handled.