13 Space Quotes to Make Your Day “Out of This World”


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Amanda Austin, Reporter

1.) “The Earth is the cradle of humanity, but mankind cannot stay in the cradle forever.”

-Konstantin Tsiolkovsky

2.) “It suddenly struck me that that tiny pea, pretty and blue, was the Earth. I put up my thumb and shut one eye, and my thumb blotted out the planet Earth. I didn’t feel like a giant. I felt very, very small.”

-Neil Armstrong 

3.) “I find it curious that I never heard any astronaut say that he wanted to go to the Moon so he would be able to look back and see the Earth. We all wanted to see what the Moon looked like close up. Yet, for most of us, the most memorable sight was not of the Moon but of our beautiful blue and white home, moving majestically around the sun, all alone and infinite black space.” 

-Alan Bean   

4.) “That’s one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind.” 

 -Neil Armstrong

5.) “What everyone in the astronaut corps shares in common is not gender or ethnic background, but motivation, perseverance, and desire  the desire to participate in a voyage of discovery.”

-Ellen Ochoa

6.) “Earth is a small town with many neighborhoods in a very big universe.”

-Ron Garan

7.) “Space is for everybody. It’s not just for a few people in science or math, or for a select group of astronauts. That’s our new frontier out there, and it’s everybody’s business to know about space.”

-Christa McAuliffe 

8.) “I don’t think the human race will survive the next thousand years, unless we spread into space. There are too many accidents that can befall life on a single planet. But I’m an optimist. We will reach out to the stars.”

-Stephen Hawking

9.) “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.”

Lisa Nowak 

10.) “Two possibilities exist: Either we are alone in the universe, or we are not. Both are equally terrifying.”

-Arthur C. Clark

11.) “These worlds in space are as countless as all the grains of sand on all the beaches of the earth.”

-Carl Sagan

12.) “The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead: his eyes are closed.”

-Albert Einstein

13.) “Space: The final frontier. These are the voyages of the starship Enterprise. Its five-year mission: To explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilizations; to boldly go where no man has gone before.”

-James T. Kirk