1. 10

    When we set out to land people on the surface of Mars, I think we should as a nation, as a world, commit ourselves to supporting a growing settlement and colonization there. To visit a few times and then withdraw would be an unforgivable waste of resources.

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  2. 9

    Many say exploration is part of our destiny, but it's actually our duty to future generations and their quest to ensure the survival of the human species.

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  3. 8

    History will remember the inhabitants of this century as the people who went from Kitty Hawk to the moon in 66 years, only to languish for the next 30 in low Earth orbit. At the core of the risk-free society is a self-indulgent failure of nerve.

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  4. 7

    Knowledge of the past and an optimistic view of the present give you great opportunities.

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  5. 6

    I still say, 'Shoot for the moon; you might get there.'

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  6. 5

    Exploration is wired into our brains. If we can see the horizon, we want to know what's beyond.

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  7. 4

    Whenever I gaze up at the moon, I feel like I'm on a time machine. I am back to that precious pinpoint of time, standing on the foreboding - yet beautiful - Sea of Tranquility. I could see our shining blue planet Earth poised in the darkness of space.

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  8. 3

    If we can conquer space, we can conquer childhood hunger.

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  9. 2

    Instead of planning the retirement of the Space Shuttle program, America should be preparing the shuttles for their next step in space: evolving, not shutting them down and laying off thousands of people.

    48
  10. 1

    I think humans will reach Mars, and I would like to see it happen in my lifetime.

    54
  11. Last Update: 6 February 2023

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