Top 12 Famous Rocket Science Quotes

What is rocketry? It is a branch of science that performs a study of, examination with, or use of rockets. It studies everything related to design, construction, launching, and operation of rockets.

Quotations said about Rocketry

“What is pride? A rocket that emulates the stars.”

– William Wordsworth

“This is the team. We’re trying to go to the moon.
If you can’t put someone up, please don’t put them down.”


“Being a rocket scientist isn’t all that smart when you could work in finance.”

― A.D. Aliwat, Alpha


“When you launch in a rocket, you’re not really flying that rocket.
You’re just sort of hanging on.”

– Michael P. Anderson

“The deeper the journey into inner space, the further the possibilities in outer space.”

― Curtis Tyrone Jones

“My vision is for a fully reusable rocket transport system between Earth and Mars that is able to re-fuel on Mars
– this is very important – so you don’t have to carry the return fuel when you go there.”

– Elon Musk


“Rocket science is tough, and rockets have a way of failing.”

– Sally Ride

“Insisting on perfect safety is for people who don’t have the balls to live in the real world.”

— Mary F. Shafer,
SR-71 Flying Qualities Lead Engineer,
NASA’s Dryden Flight Research Center

“Eventually we’re going to go to Mars, and I firmly believe the first person that sets foot on Mars will get there on a Boeing rocket.”

– Dennis Muilenburg

“Do you realize what we accomplished today? Today the spaceship was born.”

— Dr. Walter Robert Dornberger,
spoken to Wernher von Braun,
after the first successful flight of the A-4 rocket to the edge of space,
3 October 1942.


“Rocket science has been mythologized all out of proportion to its true difficulty.“

– John Carmack

“It all looked so easy when you did it on paper —
where valves never froze, gyros never drifted,
and rocket motors did not blow up in your face.”

— Milton W. Rosen,
rocket engineer, 1956.

“There’s the whole myth about rocket science.
It’s really not that hard. It’s not brain surgery.”

— John Powell,
founder of JP Aerospace,
Wired magazine, July 2006.

12 thoughts on “Top 12 Famous Rocket Science Quotes”

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  4. Great article!
    Unquestionably, a rocket science is hard for understanding but really important to all of the humankind…

  5. “The deeper the journey into inner space, the further the possibilities in outer space”
    this one is my favorite, how can i share it?

    1. I’m currently working on this particular feature, William. At this point, you can share the whole post, but single quote sharing will be available within the nearest time. Stay tuned:)

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