Space Exploration Quotes (7 quotes)
I believe that this Nation should commit itself to achieving the goal, before this decade is out, of landing a man on the moon and returning him safely to earth.
No national sovereignty rules in outer space. Those who venture there go as envoys of the entire human race. Their quest, therefore, must be for all mankind, and what they find should belong to all mankind.
Now is the time to take longer stridestime for a new American enterprisetime for this nation to take a clearly leading role in space achievement, which in many ways may hold the key to our future on earth.
The information we have so far from the exploration of the planets seems to indicate that the earth is probably the only place in this solar system where there is life.
We must somehow keep the dreams of space exploration alive, for in the long run they will prove to be of far more importance to the human race than the attainment of material benefits. Like Darwin, we have set sail upon an ocean: the cosmic sea of the Universe. There can be no turning back. To do so could well prove to be a guarantee of extinction. When a nation, or a race or a planet turns its back on the future, to concentrate on the present, it cannot see what lies ahead. It can neither plan nor prepare for the future, and thus discards the vital opportunity for determining its evolutionary heritage and perhaps its survival.
Weve lost all geographical frontiers on Earth, but new and far larger ones exist at Earths doorstep.