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!— Yuri Gagarin
Tremendous Space Travel quotations
The most important thing we can do is inspire young minds and to advance the kind of science, math and technology education that will help youngsters take us to the next phase of space travel.
To be the first to enter the cosmos, to engage, single-handed, in an unprecedented duel with nature-could one dream of anything more?
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.
Success underwater depends mostly on how you conduct yourself.
Diving can be the most relaxing experience in the world. Your weight seems to disappear. Space travel will be available only to a few individuals for some time, but the oceans are available to almost everyone - now.
If you're not living on the edge you're taking up too much space.
Rocket scientists agree that we have about reached the limit of our ability to travel in space using chemical rockets. To achieve anything near the speed of light we will need a new energy source and a new propellant. Nuclear fission is not an option.
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.
This is a day we have managed to avoid for a quarter of a century.
We've talked about it before and speculated about it, and it finally has occurred. We hoped we could push this day back forever.
Where the Old Masters created an illusion of space into which one could imagine walking, the illusion created by a Modernist is one into which one can look, can travel through, only with the eye.
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.
Time travel used to be thought of as just science fiction, but Einstein's general theory of relativity allows for the possibility that we could warp space-time so much that you could go off in a rocket and return before you set out.
Cinema is a technologically mediated dreamspace, a way to access, a portal to the numinous that unfolded in the fourth dimension, so cinema became sort of a waking dream where we can travel in space and time, where we can travel in mind. This became more than virtual reality, this became a real virtuality.
In sci-fi convention, life-forms that hadn't developed space travel were mere prehistory -- horse-shoe crabs of the cosmic scene -- and something of the humiliation of being stuck on a provincial planet in a galactic backwater has stayed with me ever since.
Science Fiction is not just about the future of space ships travelling to other planets, it is fiction based on science and I am using science as my basis for my fiction, but it's the science of prehistory - palaeontology and archaeology - rather than astronomy or physics.
Of course risk is part of spaceflight.
We accept some of that to achieve greater goals in exploration and find out more about ourselves and the universe.
Let's light this fire one more time, Mike, and witness this great nation at its best.
Each galaxy, star, or person is the temporary owner of particles that have passed through the births and deaths of entities across vast reaches of time and space. The particles that make us have traveled billions of years across the universe; long after we and our planet are gone, they will be a part of other worlds.
In the space age, man will be able to go around the world in two hours - one hour for flying and one hour to get to the airport.
One of the things that everybody knows about space travel but never mentions is its aphrodisiac quality.
Your word travels the entirety of space and reaches my cells which are my stars then goes to yours which are my light.
The greatest gain from space travel consists in the extension of our knowledge.
In a hundred years this newly won knowledge will pay huge and unexpected dividends.
For decades, people have known the chemical-propulsion approach to space travel is really not going to get us that far. Chemical propulsion is essentially like the horse-and-cart approach to the exploration of the American West, instead of the steamboat or the railroad.
Science is not a boy's game, it's not a girl's game.
It's everyone's game. It's about where we are and where we're going. Space travel benefits us here on Earth. And we ain't stopped yet. There's more exploration to come.
The thing I'll remember most about the flight is that it was fun.
In fact, I'm sure it was the most fun that I'll ever have in my life.
The body is a vehicle for the mind, and that vehicle is how you travel through space.
I have never listened to anyone who criticized my taste in space travel, sideshows or gorillas. When this occurs, I pack up my dinosaurs and leave the room.
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.
Trees go wandering forth in all directions with every wind, going and coming like ourselves, traveling with us around the sun two million miles a day, and through space heaven knows how fast and far!
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.
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.
To climb the highest peaks, to travel through… celestial space, to turn our searchlights upon domains of eternal darkness, that is what makes life worth living.
Let's face it, space is a risky business.
I always considered every launch a barely controlled explosion.
I'd like to get shot into space. I'd like to potentially visit the moon. I don't know if I can do that in the next couple years, but I spent some time at the jet propulsion lab, looking out at the future of when a guy like me can do a little space travel.
I think no matter where we go in space to me the important thing is not only getting there and getting back, but it's also doing research, because that opens up as a possibility with that new distance of travel in space.