Utilitarian Quotes (3 quotes)
The follow-on space shuttle program has fallen far short of the Apollo program in its appeal to human aspirations. The launching of the Hubble Space Telescope and the subsequent repair and servicing missions by skilled crews are highlights of the shuttles service to science. Otherwise, the shuttles contribution to science has been modest, and its contribution to utilitarian applications of space technology has been insignificant.
Treading the soil of the moon, palpating its pebbles, tasting the panic and splendor of the event, feeling in the pit of ones stomach the separation from terra these form the most romantic sensation an explorer has ever known this is the only thing I can say about the matter. The utilitarian results do not interest me.
[Science] is the literature of God written on the stars—the trees—the rocks—and more important because [of] its marked utilitarian character.