Quotes

“Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world, and all there ever will be to know and understand.”

–  Albert Einstein

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“The exploration of space will go ahead, whether we join it or not, and it is one of the great adventures of all time, and no nation which expects to be the leader of other nations can expect to stay behind in the race for space.”

–  John F. Kennedy’s speaking in support of Project Apollo

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“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 at the opening of each Star Trek episode in  the 1960s

… okay, okay, make that “where no one has gone before” as is done in the next generation Star Trek series.

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“The future never just happened, it was created.”

Will & Ariel Durant

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“Human spaceflight is an instrument of soft power – it serves as an example for members of other nations and cultures to follow and emulate. … Human spaceflight is a marker of modernity and first-class status.”

–  MIT Research Group

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“The planets beckon for humans to visit and explore. They are failed earths waiting for redemption. Let’s not let them down.”

–  BTE-Dan

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“Some human conceptions just seem to be permanently etched into our collective psyche. The spaceship USS Enterprise is one of those conceptions.”

–  BTE-Dan

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“To me the optimistic version of the future is also the realistic version of the future.”

–  BTE-Dan

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“I figured it was time I came home.”

– Leonard Nimoy upon visiting  Vulcan, Alberta in Canada

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“How long until I can get off this Planet?”

– Anonymous commenter on YouTube