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.
Don't tell me that man doesn't belong out there. Man belongs wherever he wants to go - and he'll do plenty well when he gets there.
God has no intention of setting a limit to the efforts of man to conquer space.
We can lick gravity, but sometimes the paperwork is overwhelming.
It will free man from the remaining chains, the chains of gravity which still tie him to this planet.
Life, forever dying to be born afresh, forever young and eager, will presently stand upon this Earth as upon a footstool, and stretch out its realm amidst the stars.
A sense of the unknown has always lured mankind and the greatest of the unknowns of today is outer space. The terrors, the joys and the sense of accomplishment are epitomized in the space program.
When a place gets crowded enough to require ID's, social collapse is not far away. It is time to go elsewhere. The best thing about space travel is that it made it possible to go elsewhere.
We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things. Not because they are easy, but because they are hard.
Equipped with his five senses, man explores the universe around him and calls the adventure Science.
This is the goal: To make available for life every place where life is possible. To make inhabitable all worlds as yet uninhabitable, and all life purposeful.
The best thing about space travel is that it made it possible to go elsewhere.
I cannot join the space program and restart my life as an astronaut, but this opportunity to connect my abilities as an educator with my interests in history and space is a unique opportunity to fulfill my early fantasies.
When I orbited the Earth in a spaceship, I saw for the first time how beautiful our planet is. Mankind, let us preserve and increase this beauty, and not destroy it!
Every generation has the obligation to free men's minds for a look at new worlds . . . to look out from a higher plateau than the last generation.
If you do not know where you are going, every road will get you nowhere
If you don't know where you are going, you might wind up someplace else.
I think that somebody with the resources and innovation and the idea is going to come out of nowhere and come up with a successful space travel program.
We need affordable space travel to inspire our youth, to let them know that they can experience their dreams, can set significant goals and be in a position to lead all of us to future progress in exploration, discovery and fun. Thanks to the X Prize for the inspiration.
At the moment I'm doing this space movie, so I'm obsessed with physics and space travel. I know three months down the line it's gone. Then I'll be able to superficially say stuff about space.