56+ 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.

If you’re searching for inspirational job quotes that perfectly capture what you’d like to say or just want to feel inspired yourself, browse through an amazing collection of powerful lawyer quotes, powerful police quotes and famous dentist quotes.

Famous Astronaut Quotes

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

If you don’t use your experience, your past is wasted, and you are betraying yourself.  Alan Shepard

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

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

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

Good leadership means leading the way, not hectoring other people to do things your way.  Chris Hadfield

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

If we die, do not mourn for us. This is a risky business we’re in, and we accept those risks.  Gus Grissom

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

We are more fulfilled when we are involved in something bigger than ourselves.  John Glenn

I think we’re going to the moon because it’s in the nature of 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

Greatness can be captured in one word: lifestyle. Life is God’s gift to you, style is what you make of it.  Mae Jemison

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

That’s how a team works. You help the people around you, and everybody’s better off for it.  Mike Massimino

Fix your little problem and light this candle. Alan Shepard

That’s one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind.  Neil Armstrong

The dream is alive. John Young

Our future lies with today’s kids and tomorrow’s space exploration.  Sally Ride

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 Barrow

Almost everything worthwhile carries with it some sort of risk.  Chris Hadfield

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

We just kept putting off the worry as we focused on the next problem and how to solve it. Fred Haise

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

Be thankful for problems. If they were less difficult, someone with less ability might have your job.  Jim Lovell

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

As commander I was responsible for the overall success of the mission, and so I had to know at least a little bit about everything.  Leroy Chiao

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

Never limit yourself because of others’ limited imagination; never limit others because of your own limited imagination.  Mae Jemison

The Lunar landing of the astronauts is more than a step in history; it is a step in evolution.

To go places and do things that have never been done before  that’s what living is all about.  Michael Collins

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

Because being the right person isn’t about being perfect; it’s about being able to handle whatever life throws at you.  Mike Massimino

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

You only have one life. You have to spend it doing something that matters.  Mike Massimino

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

I fully expected that, by the end of the century, we would have achieved substantially more than we actually did.  Neil Armstrong

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

I would certainly encourage young people to pursue their dreams. It isn’t always an easy path, but it’s worth going after. Peggy Whitson

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

The further you travel, the more you feel part of a big group of people.  Sergei Krikalev

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

Pioneering in space was something I would willingly give my life for. Scott Carpenter

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

Working with the right person can make the toughest day go well, and working with the wrong person can make the simplest task excruciatingly difficult.  Scott Kelly

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

Don’t let anybody tell you you can’t do anything.  Tim Peake

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

Orbiting Earth in the spaceship, I saw how beautiful our planet is. People, let us preserve and increase this beauty, not destroy it!  Yuri Gagarin

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

To look out at this kind of creation out here and not believe in God is to me impossible.  John Glenn

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

The exploration of space, like the exploration of life, if you will, is a risk. We’ve got to be willing to take it.  Gene Cernan

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 don’t raise heroes, you raise sons. And if you treat them like sons, they’ll turn out to be heroes, even if it’s just in your own eyes.  Wally Schirra