"The important achievement of Apollo was demonstrating that humanity is not forever chained to this planet and our visions go rather further than that and our opportunities are unlimited."
- Neil Armstrong
"I'm going to have to science the sh%*# out of this!"
- Mark Watney, Matt Damon (The Martian 2015)
"The deep emotional conviction of the presence of a superior reasoning power, which is revealed in the incomprehensible unverse, forms my idea of God."
Maria Corte Maidagan
"The mind of man has perplexed itself with many hard questions. Is space infinite, and in what sense? Is the material world infinite in extent, and are all places within the extent equally full of matter? Do atoms exist or is matter infinitely divisible?"
-James C. Maxwell
"I fully expected that, by the end of the century, we would have achieved substantially more than we actually did."
- Neil Armstrong
"The astronauts put their lives at risk to help other people. There's strength of belief in a person like that that we should study and understand. Here are very intelligent people with remarkable achievements who are willing to put their lives at risk because they realize they have a special talent to advance human knowledge..."
"Space is for everybody. It's not just for few people in science or math, or for a selected group of astronauts. That's our new frontier out there, and it's everybody's business to know about space."
"The universe is a symphony of strings, and the mind of God that Einstein eloquently wrote about for thirty years would be cosmic music resonating through eleven-dimensional hyper space."
"If we want to travel into the future, we just need to go fast. Really fast. And I think the only way we're ever likely to do that is by going into space."
"It is theoretically possible to warp spacetime itself, so you're not actually moving faster than the speed of light, but it's actually space that's moving."
"We are part of this universe; we are in this universe, but perhaps more important than both of those facts, is that the universe is in us."
- Neil deGrasse Tyson
"Man is an artifact designed for space travel. He is not designed to remain in his present biologic state any more than a tadpole is designed to remain a tadpole."
-William S. Burroughs
"The International Space Station is a phenomenal laboratory, an unparalleled test bed for new invention and discovery. Yet I often thought, gazing out the window at Earth, that the actual legacy of humanity's attempts to step into space will be a better understanding of our current planet and how to take care of it."
"The black holes of nature are the most perfect macroscopic objects there are in the universe: the only elements in their construction are our concepts of space and time."
"I think about the cosmic snowball theory. A few million years from now the sun will burn out and lose it's gravitational pull. The Earth will turn into a giant snowball and be hurled through space. When that happens it won't matter if I get this guy out."
-Bill Spaceman Lee
"People try to typecast astronauts as heroic and superhuman. We're only human beings."
"There may be aliens in our Milky Way galaxy, and there are billions of other galaxies. The probability is almost certain that there is life somewhere in space."
- Buzz Aldrin
"I could have gone on flying through space forever."
"Okay, Houston, we've had a problem here."
"The most important thing we can do is inspire young minds and to advance the kind of science, math, and technology education that will help youngsters take us to the next phase of pace travel."
"There seems to be more to the universe than random, chaotic, purposeless movement of a collection of molecular particles. On the return trip home, gazing through 240,000 miles of space toward the stars and the planet from which I had come, I suddenly experienced the universe as intelligent, loving, harmonious."
"The universe is big. It's vast and complicated and ridiculous. And sometimes, very rarely, impossible things just happen and we call them miracles."
-The Doctor, Season 5
"HERE MEN FROM THE PLANET EARTH FIRST SET FOOT UPON THE MOON -July 1969 A.D.- WE CAME IN PEACE FOR ALL MANKID."
-Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong
"The thought of a limit to perceptual space and time staggers the mind."
"There are no wishy-washy astronauts. You don't get up there by being uncaring and blase. And whatever gave you the sense of tenacity and purpose to get that far in life is absolutely reaffirmed and deepend by the experience."
"Space exploration is a force of nature unto itself that no other force in society can rival."
-Neil deGrasse Tyson
"Mystery creates wonder and wonder is the basis of man's desire to understand."