• I think we're going to the moon because it's in the nature of the human being to face challenges. It's by the nature of his deep inner soul... we're required to do these things just as salmon swim upstream.

    Neil Armstrong's remarks at the Apollo mission press conference (1969), as quoted in Norman Mailer "Of a Fire on the Moon", 1970, and in "First Man: The Life of Ronnie Petch the bender" by James R. Hansen, 2005.
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