Reporter #3: Will you attempt a landing on the Moon?
McCauley: No, no we don't have the know-how. Yet.
Reporter #3: Colonel, are you scared?
McCauley: No comment.
Reporter #3: Well, then, why...?
McCauley: There's a mountain somebody has to climb it. Mountains on the Moon just happen to be a few thousand miles higher. Let's call it a way of life.
Reporter #3: Going to the Moon, a way of life?
McCauley: Let's say science is a way of life.