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Can Capt. Sullenberger possibly top his 2009? First he calmly landed that plane on the frigid Hudson River and saved 155 lives—instantly becoming, as even he acknowledges, a reminder "that all the things we believe are still true." He became a hit on the world lecture circuit. Sully, 58, even returned to his day job as a US Airways pilot. Given that this man of legendary focus is also a man of few words, we asked him to sum up his year in just three. "Remarkable," he says. "Grateful. Hopeful." Thanks to Sully, we are too.