40+ Best Astronaut Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Astronaut is a person who has been trained for travelling in space. Inspirational astronaut quotes will encourage you to think a little deeper than you usually would and broaden your perspective.

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Famous Astronaut Quotes

I looked and looked but I didn’t see God. Yuri Gagarin

Fix your little problem and light this candle. Alan Shepard

Even though I didn’t make it to the moon, my machines did. Albert Hibbs

The stars don’t look bigger, but they look brighter. Sally Ride

I think that the two things that almost any astronaut would describe [as most fun about being in space] are the weightlessness and the view of Earth. Weightlessness is just a lot of fun! Sally Ride

There are great ideas undiscovered, breakthroughs available to those who can remove one of truth’s protective layers. There are places to go beyond belief. Neil Armstrong

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I have never lost an American in space, sure as heck aren’t going to lose one now. This crew is coming home. You got to believe it. Your team must believe it. And we must make it happen. ‘Apollo 13’, 1995

The dream is alive. John Young

Don’t let anyone rob you of your imagination, your creativity, or your curiosity. It’s your place in the world; it’s your life. Go on and do all you can with it, and make it the life you want to live. Mae Jemison

I really believe that if the political leaders of the world could see their planet from a distance of, let’s say 100,000 miles, their outlook would be fundamentally changed. The all-important border would be invisible, that noisy argument suddenly silenced. Michael Collins

The desire to live life to its fullest, to acquire more knowledge, to abandon the economic treadmill, are all typical reactions to these experiences in altered states of consciousness. The previous fear of death is typically quelled. Edgar Mitchell

Here, men from the planet Earth first set foot upon the Moon July 1969, A.D. We came in peace for all mankind. Neil Armstrong

I felt pride that I was a part of this, and also wonder how NASA managed to do it without a glitch. They did it. We did it. It was really kind of a relief. Joel Banow

Our mission was called ‘a successful failure’, in that we returned safely but never made it to the moon. In the following months, it was determined that a damaged coil built inside the oxygen tank sparked during our cryo stir and caused the explosion that crippled the Odyssey. ‘Apollo 13’, 1995

Houston, Tranquility Base here. The Eagle has landed. Neil Armstrong

The scenery was very beautiful, but I didn’t see the Great Wall. Yang Liwei

I didn’t feel like a giant. I felt very, very small. Neil Armstrong

Frequently on the lunar surface I said to myself, ‘this is the moon, that is the earth. I’m really here, I’m really here! Alan Bean

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

Houston, Tranquillity Base here. The Eagle has landed. Neil Armstrong

Even though NASA tries to simulate launch, and we practice in simulators, it’s not the same – it’s not even close to the same. Sally Ride

The Earth is a very small stage in a vast cosmic arena. Carl Sagan

Yes, I did feel a special responsibility to be the first American woman in space. Sally Ride

I believe that this Nation should commit itself to achieving the goal, before this decade is out, of landing a man on the moon and returning him safely to earth. John F. Kennedy

The Lunar landing of the astronauts is more than a step in history; it is a step in evolution. ‘The New York Times Editorial’, 20 July, 1969

I think it’s important for little girls growing up, and young women, to have one in every walk of life. So from that point of view, I’m proud to be a role model! Sally Ride

You develop an instant global consciousness, a people orientation, an intense dissatisfaction with the state of the world, and a compulsion to do something about it. From out there on the moon, international politics look so petty. Edgar Mitchell

Amazing Astronaut Quotes

When I first looked back at the Earth, standing on the Moon, I cried. Alan Shepard

To some, this may look like a sunset. But it’s a new dawn. Chris Hadfield

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. Neil Armstrong

One truth I have discovered for sure: when you believe that all things are possible and you are willing to work hard to accomplish your goals, you can achieve the next ‘impossible’ dream. No dream is too high! Buzz Aldrin

We had been told many times that astronauts would not make any mistakes. They were trained to be perfect. Margaret H. Hamilton

I think we’re going to the moon because it’s in the nature of the human being to face challenges. It’s by the nature of his deep inner soul … we’re required to do these things just as salmon swim upstream. Neil Armstrong

Your mind is like a parachute: if it isn’t open, it doesn’t work. Buzz Aldrin

All adventures, especially into new territory, are scary. Sally Ride

From now on, we live in a world where man has walked on the moon. And it’s not a miracle, we just decided to go. ‘Apollo 13’, 1995

The greatest enemy of progress is the illusion of knowledge. John Young

The biggest technical challenge to sending astronauts on farther and longer missions is biomedical: how do we keep them healthy? Leroy Chiao

Words of wisdom are spoken by children at least as often as scientists. James Newman

The most anxious time was during launch, just because that is so dramatic. Sally Ride

The Earth is the cradle of humanity, but mankind cannot stay in the cradle forever. Konstantin Tsiolkovsky

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