[The purpose of flight research] is to separate the real from the imagined problems and to make known the overlooked and the unexpected.
My assignment was exclusively in the research field, and my first published paper, On the Optimal Use of Winds for Flight Planning, was the outgrowth of that work.
Why should man's first flight to the moon be a matter of national competition? Why should the United States and the Soviet Union, in preparing for such expeditions, become involved in immense duplications of research, construction and expenditure?
What other people may find in poetry or art museums, I find in the flight of a good drive.
Research is to see what everybody else has seen, and to think what nobody else has thought.