Space Exploration Quotes

Most popular space exploration quotes

One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.

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Space travel is an extravagant feat of technological exhibitionism.

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Building one space station for everyone was and is insane: we should have built a dozen.

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We've lost all geographical frontiers on Earth, but new and far larger ones exist at Earth's doorstep.
What was most significant about the lunar voyage was not that men set foot on the moon but that they set eye on the earth.

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The message from the moon which we have flashed to the far corners of this planet is that no problem need any longer be considered insoluble.

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America is now a space-faring nation.... a frontier good for millions of years. The only time remotely comparable was when Columbus discovered a whole new world.

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What if Columbus had been told, 'Chris, baby, don't go now. Wait until we've solved our number-one priorities: war and famine; poverty and crime; pollution and disease; illiteracy and racial hatred'.

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Everything in space obeys the laws of physics. If you know these laws, and obey them, space will treat you kindly. And don't tell me that man doesn't belong out there. Man belongs wherever he wants to go—and he'll do plenty well when he gets there.
Man has always been an explorer. There's a fascination in thrusting out and going to new places. It is like going through a door because you find the door in front of you. I think that man loses something if he has the option to go to the moon and does not take it.

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You get to thinking of the Earth as an organism, a living thing. You get to worry about it, care for it, wish it well. National boundaries are as invisible as meridians of longitude, or the Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn. The boundaries are arbitrary. The planet is real.