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Problems look mighty small from 150 miles up

Problems look mighty small from 150 miles up

Across the sea of space, the stars are other suns.


Ever in all their history have men been able truly to conceive of the world as one: a single sphere, a globe, having the qualities of a globe, a round earth in which all the directions eventually meet, in which there is no center because every point, or none, is center — an equal earth which all men occupy as equals. The airman's earth, if free men make it, will be truly round: a globe in practice, not in theory.

There can be no thought of finishing for ‘aiming for the stars.’ Both figuratively and literally, it is a task to occupy the generations. And no matter how much progress one makes, there is always the thrill of just beginning.

What was most significant about the lunar voyage was not that man set foot on the Moon but that they set eye on the earth.

Here men from the planet Earth first set foot upon the Moon. July 1969 AD. We came in peace for all mankind.

Curious that we spend more time congratulating people who have succeeded than encouraging people who have not.

We are all connected; To each other, biologically. To the earth, chemically. To the rest of the universe atomically.

NASA is not about the ‘Adventure of Human Space Exploration’…We won’t be doing it just to get out there in space – we’ll be doing it because the things we learn out there will be making life better for a lot of people who won’t be able to go.

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, because that goal will serve to organize and measure the best of our energies and skills, because that challenge is one that we are willing to accept, one we are unwilling to postpone, and one which we intend to win.