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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.

Author: Wernher Von Braun (1912-1977)

Profession: German Rocket Pioneer

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.

Author: William S. Burroughs (1914-1997)

Profession: American Writer

Until they come to see us from their planet, I wait patiently. I hear them saying: Don't call us, we'll call you.

Author: Marlene Dietrich (1904-1992)

Profession: German-born American Film Actor

The question that will decide our destiny is not whether we shall expand into space. It is: shall we be one species or a million? A million species will not exhaust the ecological niches that are awaiting the arrival of intelligence.

Author: Freeman Dyson (1923)

Profession: British-born American Physicist, Author

Our passionate preoccupation with the sky, the stars, and a God somewhere in outer space is a homing impulse. We are drawn back to where we came from.

Author: Eric Hoffer (1902-1983)

Profession: American Author, Philosopher

Space isn't remote at all. It's only an hour's drive away if your car could go straight upwards.

Author: Sir Fred Hoyle


The moon and other celestial bodies should be free for exploration and use by all countries. No country should be permitted to advance a claim of sovereignty.

Author: Lyndon B. Johnson (1908-1973)

Profession: Thirty-sixth President of the USA

Space is the stature of God.

Author: Joseph Joubert (1754-1824)

Profession: French Moralist

Prometheus is reaching out for the stars with an empty grin on his face.

Author: Arthur Koestler (1905-1983)

Profession: Hungarian Born British Writer

Oh! I have slipped the surly bonds of earth, and danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings and while with silent lifting mind I've trod the high, untrespassed sanctity of space, put out my hand and touched the face of God.

Author: John Gillespie Magee


No matter how vast, how total, the failure of man here on earth, the work of man will be resumed elsewhere. War leaders talk of resuming operations on this front and that, but man's front embraces the whole universe.

Author: Henry Miller (1891-1980)

Profession: American Author

The sky is no longer the limit.

Author: Richard M. Nixon (1913-1994)

Profession: Thirty-seventh President of the USA

The eternal silence of these infinite spaces fills me with dread.

Author: Blaise Pascal (1623-1662)

Profession: French Scientist, Religious Philosopher

God has no intention of setting a limit to the efforts of man to conquer space.

Author: Pius XII (1876-1958)

Profession: Italian Pope

Space is almost infinite. As a matter of fact, we think it is infinite.

Author: Dan Quayle (1947)

Profession: American Politician, Vice-President