Space Ipsum

Where ignorance lurks, so too do the frontiers of discovery and imagination.

Buy why, some say, the moon? Why choose this as our goal? And they may as well ask why climb the highest mountain?

As we got further and further away, it [the Earth] diminished in size. Finally it shrank to the size of a marble, the most beautiful you can imagine. That beautiful, warm, living object looked so fragile, so delicate, that if you touched it with a finger it would crumble and fall apart. Seeing this has to change a man.

Where ignorance lurks, so too do the frontiers of discovery and imagination.

As I stand out here in the wonders of the unknown at Hadley, I sort of realize there’s a fundamental truth to our nature, Man must explore . . . and this is exploration at its greatest.

I don’t know what you could say about a day in which you have seen four beautiful sunsets.

Problems look mighty small from 150 miles up.

Astronomy compels the soul to look upward, and leads us from this world to another.

Buy why, some say, the moon? Why choose this as our goal? And they may as well ask why climb the highest mountain?

If you could see the earth illuminated when you were in a place as dark as night, it would look to you more splendid than the moon.