- "Sometimes, you have to get up really high, to see how small you are. I'm going home now."
- “Thank you for all your posts and being with me on the edge.”
- "Tired but super happy. We accomplished everything we wanted to"
- I was putting everything out there, and hope for the best and if we left one record for Joe, it's fine,” (when asked if he intentionally left the record for Kittinger to hold).
- “We needed Joe Kittinger to help us break his own record, and that tells the story of how difficult it was and how smart they were in the 60s. He is 84 years old, and he is still so bright and intelligent and enthusiastic.”