No, I think most astronauts recognize that the space shuttle program is very high-risk, and are prepared for accidents.
But when I wasn't working, I was usually at a window looking down at Earth.
The experience of being in space didn't change my perspective of myself or of the planet or of life. I had no spiritual experience.
The view of Earth is spectacular.
I've spent my whole life not talking to people, and I don't see why I should start now.
It's no secret that I've been reluctant to use my name for things.