Many say exploration is part of our destiny, but it’s actually our duty to future generations and their quest to ensure the survival of the human species.
NASA is not about the ‘Adventure of Human Space Exploration’…We won’t be doing it just to get out there in space – we’ll be doing it because the things we learn out there will be making life better for a lot of people who won’t be able to go.
Astronomy compels the soul to look upward, and leads us from this world to another.
The sky is the limit only for those who aren’t afraid to fly!
Problems look mighty small from 150 miles up.
We are all connected; To each other, biologically. To the earth, chemically. To the rest of the universe atomically.
Buy why, some say, the moon? Why choose this as our goal? And they may as well ask why climb the highest mountain?
What was most significant about the lunar voyage was not that man set foot on the Moon but that they set eye on the earth.
Never in all their history have men been able truly to conceive of the world as one: a single sphere, a globe, having the qualities of a globe, a round earth in which all the directions eventually meet, in which there is no center because every point, or none, is center — an equal earth which all men occupy as equals. The airman’s earth, if free men make it, will be truly round: a globe in practice, not in theory.
The Earth was small, light blue, and so touchingly alone, our home that must be defended like a holy relic. The Earth was absolutely round. I believe I never knew what the word round meant until I saw Earth from space.