73+ Best Space Quotes: Exclusive Selection

There are many unexplored beings and events in space beyond what you know. It continues to represent a new frontier for mankind. Famous space quotes will give you cosmic inspiration for awe-inspiring journey into the unknown and pushing the boundaries of your knowledge.

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Inspirational Space Quotes

The exploration of space will go ahead, whether we join in 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

We must never confuse space colonization with the conquest of space. The world beyond ours is unimaginably vast; it will be what it has always been. When humankind begins to make its home in space, it is we who will change. — Cameron M. Smith

Those who came before us made certain that this country rode the first waves of the industrial revolutions, the first waves of modern invention, and the first wave of nuclear power, and this generation does not intend to founder in the backwash of the coming age of space. We mean to be a part of it–we mean to lead it. For the eyes of the world now look into space, to the moon and to the planets beyond, and we have vowed that we shall not see it governed by a hostile flag of conquest, but by a banner of freedom and peace. We have vowed that we shall not see space filled with weapons of mass destruction, but with instruments of knowledge and understanding. — John F. Kennedy

Returning to Earth, that was the challenging part. — Buzz Aldrin

Every one of us is, in the cosmic perspective, precious. If a human disagrees with you, let him live. In a hundred billion galaxies, you will not find another. — Carl Sagan

The time will come when man will know even what is going on in the other planets and perhaps be able to visit them. — Henry Ford

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

In the long run, a single — planet species will not survive. One day, I don’t know when, but one day, there will be more humans living off the Earth than on it. — Mike Griffin

It’s beyond imagination until you actually get up and see it and experience it and feel it. — Willie McCool

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

There is perhaps no better a demonstration of the folly of human conceits than this distant image of our tiny world. — Carl Sagan

I’m sure the universe is full of intelligent life. It’s just been too intelligent to come here. — Arthur C. Clarke

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

As I hurtled through space, one thought kept crossing my mind: Every part of this rocket was supplied by the lowest bidder. — John Glenn

I believe that space travel will one day become as common as airline travel is today. I’m convinced, however, that the true future of space travel does not lie with government agencies NASA is still obsessed with the idea that the primary purpose of the space program is science but real progress will come from private companies competing to provide the ultimate adventure ride, and NASA will receive the trickle down benefits. — Buzz Aldrin

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

The Universe, so far as we can observe it, is a wonderful and immense engine; its extent, its order, its beauty, its cruelty, makes it alike impressive. — George Santayana

The Earth was small, light blue, and so touchingly alone, our home that must be defended like a holy relic. The Earth was absolutely round. I believe I never knew what the word round meant until I saw Earth from space. — Alexei Leonov

The scenery was very beautiful. But I did not see The Great Wall. — Yang Liwei

Just as the pioneer travelers of the Conestoga wagon days kept personal journals, I, as a pioneer space traveler, would do the same. — Christa McAuliffe

Weightlessness was wonderful, and I was surprised at how natural it felt. — Ron Garan

Anyone who sits on top of the largest hydrogen — oxygen fueled system in the world, knowing they’re going to light the bottom, and doesn’t get a little worried, does not fully understand the situation. — John Young

God has no intention of setting a limit to the efforts of man to conquer space. — Pope Pius XII

Our passionate preoccupation with the sky, the stars, and a God some where in outer space is a homing impulse. We are drawn back to where we came from. — Eric Hoffer

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

Astronomy compels the soul to look upward, and leads us from this world to another. — Plato

The Earth reminded us of a Christmas tree ornament hanging in the blackness of space. As we got farther and farther away it diminished in size. Finally, it shrank to the size of a marble, the most beautiful marble you can imagine. That beautiful, warm, living object looked so fragile, so delicate, that if you touched it with a finger it would crumble and fall apart. — James Irwin

Across the sea of space, the stars are other suns. — Carl Sagan

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

All civilizations become either spacefaring or extinct. — Carl Sagan

The Universe is a pretty big place. If it’s just us, seems like an awful waste of space. — Carl Sagan

Suddenly, from behind the rim of the moon, in long, slow motion moments of immense majesty, there emerges a sparkling blue and white jewel, a light, delicate sky blue sphere laced with slowly swirling veils of white, rising gradually like a small pearl in a thick sea of black mystery. It takes more than a moment to fully realize this is Earth… home. — Edgar Mitchell

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. — John F. Kennedy

I cannot join the space program and restart my life as an astronaut, but this opportunity to connect my abilities as an educator with my interest in history and space is a unique opportunity. — Christa McAuliffe

If I’d been born in space, I would desire to visit the beautiful Earth more than to visit space. It’s a wonderful planet. — David Brown

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

It is far better to grasp the universe as it really is than to persist in delusion, however satisfying and reassuring. — Carl Sagan

We go into space because whatever mankind must undertake, free men must fully share. — John F. Kennedy

It may take endless wars and unbearable population pressure to force feed a technology to the point where it can cope with space. In the universe, space travel may be the normal birth pangs of an otherwise dying race. A test. Some races pass, some fail. — Robert Heinlein

It’s a fixer upper of a planet but we could make it work. — Elon Musk

know the sky is not the limit because there are footprints on the Moon and I made some of them!– Buzz Aldrin

The sun, with all those planets revolving around it and dependent on it, can still ripen a bunch of grapes as if it had nothing else in the universe to do. — Galileo Galilei

If God wanted man to become a space faring species, He would have given man a moon. — Krafft Ehricke

The view of the moon that we’ve been having recently is really spectacular. It fills about three — quarters of the hatch window, and of course we can see the entire circumference even though part of it is in complete shadow and part of it is in earthshine. It’s a view worth the price of the trip. — Neil Armstrong

Mars has been flown by, orbited, smacked into, radar examined, and rocketed onto, as well as bounced upon, rolled over, shoveled, drilled into, baked and even blasted. Still to come: Mars being stepped on. — Buzz Aldrin

A man who has been in another world does not come back unchanged. One can’t put the difference into words. When the man is a friend it may become painful: the old footing is not easy to recover. — C. S. Lewis

We can lick gravity, but sometimes the paperwork is overwhelming. — Wernher von Braun

Not just beautiful, though the stars are like the trees in the forest, alive and breathing. And they’re watching me. — Haruki Murakami

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

Every cubic inch of space is a miracle. — Walt Whitman

The mass gross absence of sound in space is more than just silence. — Eugene Cernan

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. You want to grab a politician by the scruff of the neck and drag him a quarter of a million miles out and say, ‘Look at that, you son of a bitch. — Edgar Mitchell

It will free man from the remaining chains, the chains of gravity which still tie him to this planet. — Wernher von Braun

A sense of the unknown has always lured mankind and the greatest of the unknowns of today is outer space. The terrors, the joys and the sense of accomplishment are epitomized in the space program. — William Shatner

We are at a point in history where a proper attention to space, and especially near space, may be absolutely crucial in bringing the world together. — Margaret Mead

To venture into space we must be strong — willed and determined. We must be fully committed to its exploration and discovery; space permits no half measures and is unforgiving of mistakes. — Henry Joy McCracken

Mankind is drawn to the heavens for the same reason we were once drawn into unknown lands and across the open sea. We choose to explore space because doing so improves our lives, and lifts our national spirit. So let us continue the journey. — George W. Bush

Why should we try for space travel? It cannot be a substance of any kind that can be expected to pay. It can only be something intangible, not involving haulage, which is at the same time more valuable. There is something like that: Knowledge. — Willy Ley

Space travel is life enhancing, and anything that’s life enhancing is worth doing. It makes you want to live forever. — Ray Bradbury

It may be that the venture into space is the product of biological determinism which impels us to explore a new environment when we are technologically ready. — Richard S. Lewis

Space is so close: It took only eight minutes to get there and twenty to get back. — Wubbo Ockels

Space is the breath of art. — Frank Lloyd Wright

At this point, I thought ‘We made it,’ by which I meant ‘We survived.’ I also was acutely aware that my childhood dream of flying into space had just come true. — Ron Garan

My view of our planet was a glimpse of divinity. — Edgar Mitchell

In the van, we can see the rocket in the distance, lit up and shining, an obelisk. In reality, of course, it’s a 4.5 — megaton bomb loaded with explosive fuel, which is why everyone else is driving away from it. — Chris Hadfield —

Space is to place as eternity is to time. — Joseph Joubert

The point to remember is that a giant leap into space can be a giant leap toward peace down below. — Willy Ley

On one side are those who believe space travel is difficult work, but who go for it anyway. On the other are those who believe caring for a goldfish is, and who don’t go after much of anything. Where we choose to seed ourselves on the spectrum of what’s possible is what will ultimately define the size of our lives. — Mary Jo Dionne

This most excellent canopy, the air, look you, this brave o erhanging firmament, this majestical roof fretted with golden fire. — William Shakespeare

Okay, Houston, we’ve had a problem here. — John Swigert

Human exploration and colonization of Mars will keep us busy for hundreds, even thousands, of years. During that time, there will be advances in nanotechnology, space sailing, robotics, biomolecular engineering, and artificial intelligence. These advances are occurring even now, affecting our outlook about what it means to be human and engage in human activity. Those technologies will not merely allow us to stay home on Earth and Mars, but our minds will extend our presence throughout the universe so that we will not need or want to extend our bodies there even if we could, which I think is doubtful. — Louis Friedman

In space, no one can hear you scream. — Johan Harstad

The colors are stunning. In a single view, I see looking out at the edge of the earth: red at the horizon line, blending to orange and yellow, followed by a thin white line, then light blue, gradually turning to dark blue and various gradually darker shades of gray, then black and a million stars above. It’s breathtaking. — Willie McCool

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