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Curt Brown
(11 Mar 1956 - )

American astronaut and pilot who made six Space Shuttle flights, including one with 77-year-old John Glenn aboard. Brown logged over 1,383 hours in space.


Science Quotes by Curt Brown (2 quotes)

We astronauts, we don’t really refer to it as blasting off because that sounds pretty uncontrollable. During the launch we call it launching.
— Curt Brown
Replying to a Whetstone High School students’ question during a school forum held using a downlink with the Discovery Space Shuttle mission (31 Oct 1998). On NASA web page 'STS-95 Educational Downlink'. Mubarak Abdurraqib, David Tynan, Keith Smith asked, “Commander Brown, when blasting off, do you actually feel the inertia?”
Science quotes on:  |  Astronaut (29)  |  Launch (12)  |  Nomenclature (138)  |  Uncontrollable (4)

When you get up here in space and you go into the weightlessness environment, your body is not sure what really just happened to it. So your stomach, intestines, and that stuff kind of shuts down for a few hours to figure out what is going on and during that timeframe your body is not doing much with your food. After your body figures out that it can handle the new environment, everything cranks back up and your food, stomach and intestines and all start working like normal.
— Curt Brown
Replying to a Mifflin Middle School students’ question during a school forum held using a downlink with the Discovery Space Shuttle mission (31 Oct 1998). On NASA web page 'STS-95 Educational Downlink'. Mike Tomolillo, Philip Slater asked, “Commander Brown, how does space affect the digestive system?”
Science quotes on:  |  Body (247)  |  Digestion (24)  |  Environment (181)  |  Food (154)  |  Intestine (10)  |  Normal (28)  |  Space (257)  |  Stomach (25)  |  Weightlessness (2)


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