86 Space Exploration Quotes For All Budding Astronauts

Moumita Dutta
Dec 12, 2023 By Moumita Dutta
Originally Published on Feb 10, 2021
Edited by Jacob Fitzbright
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Space is a really interesting topic and becoming an astronaut is one of the greatest things ever.

Humans were wondering about space for centuries but we have only been able to visit space with the advancement of science in the last century. Space is a giant leap for humankind.

As a race, we have made advancements in space exploration one small step at a time but we have certainly gone beyond old limits and beliefs. A whole new world of possibilities has opened up for space discoveries and exploration now with new and better technology.

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Famous Space Quotes That You Will Love

Here is a collection of famous space exploration quotes and quotes space quotes.

1. “That's one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind.”

- Neil Armstrong.

2. “In this single galaxy of ours there are eighty-seven thousand million suns.”

- Arthur C. Clarke.

3. “Space has the ability to produce a triple bottom line, or ROIII: Return on Investment, Innovation, and Inspiration.”

- Robert C. Jacobson.

4. “I see Earth! It is so beautiful.”

- Yuri Gagarin.

5. “It is a fixer upper of a planet but we could make it work.”

- Elon Musk.

6. “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.

7. “Discover the force of the skies O Men: once recognised it can be put to use.”

- Johannes Keple.

8. “Across the sea of space, the stars are other suns.”

- Carl Sagan.

9. “The history of astronomy is a history of receding horizons.”

- Edwin Powell Hubble.

10. “What we call 'time' isn't chronological but spatial; what we call 'death' is merely a transition between different kinds of matter.”

- Stephane Audeguy.

11. “This means that most of the lunar surface material has a consistency that is finer than granulated sugar.”

- Maggie Aderin-Pocock.

12. "O Space and Time and stars at strife,

How dreadful your infinity!"

- George Sterling, 'The Testimony Of The Suns'.

13. “During that time, there will be advances in nanotechnology, space sailing, robotics, biomolecular engineering, and artificial intelligence.”

– Louis Friedman.

14. “She had always loved the stars.”

― Sasha Alsberg.

15. “I'm convinced that before the year 2000 is over, the first child will have been born on the moon.”

- Wernher Von Braun.

16. “How instructive is a star!”

- Piet Hein.

17. “There can be no centre in infinity.”

- Lucretius.

18. “I looked and looked but I didn’t see God.”

Yuri Gagarin.

19. “Curiosity is the essence of our existence.”

– Gene Cernan.

20. “Houston, Tranquillity Base here. The Eagle has landed.”

- Neil Armstrong.

21.“Part of life’s mystery depends on future possibilities, and mystery is an elusive quality which evaporates when sampled frequently, to be followed by boredom.”

– Michael Collins.

22. “Space, it says, is big. Really big. You just won't believe how vastly, hugely, mindbogglingly big it is.”

- Douglas Adams.

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23. “Gravity hurts.”

– Viktor Alexandrov.

24. “Without space, there is no time.”

- Dejan Stojanovic.

25. “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.

26. “Yes, there have been ET visitations. There have been crashed craft. There have been material and bodies recovered.”

- Edgar D. Mitchell, 'The Way Of The Explorer'.

27. “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 in the infinite black space.”

– Alan Bean.

28. “We are finite, in that we are a product and source of the infinite.”

- Ilyas Kassam.

29. “We are limited only by our imagination and our will to act.”

– Ron Garan.

30.“Time is the mind of space.”

- Samuel Alexander.

31.“The first day or so we all pointed to our countries. The third or fourth day we were pointing to our continents. By the fifth day we were only aware of one Earth.”

– Sultan Bin Salman al-Suad.

32. “The universe is not a stagnant place where technology stands still and only the few govern its destiny.”

- R.G. Risch.

33. “I thought the attractions of being an astronaut were actually, not so much the moon, but flying in a completely new medium.”

– Neil Armstrong.

34. “Things aren't scary. People are scared.”

- Chris Hadfield.

35. “When I first looked back at the Earth, standing on the Moon, I cried.”

– Alan Shepherd.

36. “Love is the one thing that transcends time and space."

- Matthew McConaughey, 'Interstellar'.

37. “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.

38. “Planet Earth is actually a giant spaceship floating through space.”

- Unknown*.

39. “The Earth was small, light blue, and so touchingly alone, our home that must be defended like a holy relic.”

– Alexi Leonov.

40. “Say hello to my mother and father...the Earth and Space.”

- Jimi Hendrix.

41. “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.

42. The dinosaurs became extinct because they didn't have a space program.”

- Larry Niven.

43. “I must admit, maybe I am a piece of history after all.”

– Allan Shepard.

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44. “In the field of technology, simplification is always an enormous advance...”

― Pierre Boulle.

45. “It’s easy to sleep floating around — it’s very comfortable. But you have to be careful that you don’t float into somebody or something!”

– James Irwin.

46. “The man who eventually reached the moon would be traveling in a vessel made of earthly materials.”

- Pierre Boulle.

47. “Earth is a small town with many neighborhoods in a very big universe.”

– Ron Garan.

48. “Our universe is a sorry little affair unless it has in it something for every age to investigate.”

- Seneca.

49. “Astronauts are inherently insane. And really noble.”

– Andy Weir.

50. “We will know which stars to visit. Our descendants will then skim the light years, the children of Thales and Aristarchus, Leonardo and Einstein.”

- Carl Sagan.

51. “I don’t know what you could say about a day in which you have seen four beautiful sunsets.”

- John Glenn.

52. “NASA's next urgent mission should be to send good poets into space so they can describe what it's really like.”

- Shannon Hale.

53. “I don’t think the human race will survive the next thousand. years, unless we spread into space. There are too many accidents that can befall life on a single planet. But I’m an optimist. We will reach out to the stars.”

– Stephen Hawking.

54. “If we adopt the same collaborative mindset and practices that got to the moon and back, and that built the International Space Station, we can alleviate poverty—and do much more.”

- Ron Garan.

55. “Because there is a law such as gravity, the universe can and will create itself from nothing.”

– Stephen Hawking.

56. “Earth is the cradle of humanity, but one cannot live in a cradle forever.”

- Konstantin Tsiolkovsky.

57. “When forced to summarize the general theory of relativity in one sentence: Time and space and gravitation have no separate existence from matter.”

– Albert Einstein.

58. “Unless humanity gives top priority to the space science, there will be no future for the humanity!”

- Mehmet Murat ildan.

59.“In the context of general relativity, space almost is a substance. It can bend and twist and stretch, and probably the best way to think about space is to just kind of imagine a big piece of rubber that you can pull and twist and bend.”

– Alan Guth.

60. Shuttles raced to the presumed safety of the planet below while fighters crisscrossed the perimeter of the station.”

- G.S. Jennsen.

61. “Most of what Einstein said and did has no direct impact on what anybody reads in the Bible. Special relativity, his work in quantum mechanics, nobody even knows or cares. Where Einstein really affects the Bible is the fact that general relativity is the organizing principle for the Big Bang.”

– Neil deGrasse Tyson.

62. “Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I’m not sure about the universe.”

– Albert Einstein.

63.  “For me, it is far better to grasp the Universe as it really is than to persist in delusion, however satisfying and reassuring.”

– Carl Sagan.

64. “Einstein was searching for String Theory. It not only reconciles General Relativity to Quantum Mechanics, but it reconciles Science and the Bible as well. “

– Roy H. Williams.

65. “For every one billion particles of antimatter there were one billion and one particles of matter. And when the mutual annihilation was complete, one billionth remained – and that’s our present universe.”

– Albert Einstein.

Inspirational Quotes About Space And More Space Quotes

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66. “So you say, 'Well, we can try to go to Europa, but it might fail, or maybe the technology won’t come for yet another decade or we know how to get to Mars.

We know how to do air bags and drop rovers and those sort of things, so let’s do that.' So we’re prioritizing not so much the science but we’re prioritizing what’s doable.”

– Neil deGrasse Tyson.

67. “Across the sea of space, the stars are other suns.”

– Carl Sagan.

68. “Where the stars are scattered thinly,' quoted Barr, 'And the cold of space seeps in.”

- Isaac Asimov.

69.  “To confine our attention to terrestrial matters would be to limit the human spirit. ”

– Stephen Hawking.

70. “The cosmos is within us. We are made of star-stuff. We are a way for the universe to know itself.”

– Carl Sagan.

71.  “In my studies of astronomy and philosophy I hold this opinion about the universe, that the Sun remains fixed in the centre of the circle of heavenly bodies, without changing its place; and the Earth, turning upon itself, moves round the Sun.”

– Galileo Galilei.

72. “Cosmology does, I think, affect the way that we perceive humanity’s role in nature. One thing we’ve learnt from astronomy is that the future lying ahead is more prolonged than the past. Even our sun is less than halfway through its life.”

– Neil deGrasse Tyson.

73. “Once you can accept the universe as matter expanding into nothing that is something, wearing stripes with plaid comes easy.”

– Albert Einstein.

74. “Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known.”

– Carl Sagan.

75. “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.

76. “I’m sure the universe is full of intelligent life. It’s just been too intelligent to come here.”

– Arthur C. Clarke.

77. “Sure, there are dead stars. But at least before they died, they were stars.

And their death was a supernova - their death demanded attention.”

- Jasmine Warga.

78. “Space or science fiction has become a dialect for our time. “

– Doris Lessing.

79. “In the past, it was only in science fiction novels that you could read about ordinary people being able to go to space… But you laid the foundation for space tourism.”

– Nursultan Nazarbayev.

John F. Kennedy Quotes About Space Travel

Here are some of his famous space exploration quotes and quotes about space travel.

80. “Well, space is there, and we’re going to climb it, and the moon and the planets are there, and new hopes for knowledge and peace are there.”

– John F. Kennedy.

81. “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.

82. This country was conquered by those who moved forward, and so will space.

- John F. Kennedy.

83. “Every inhabitant of this planet must contemplate the day when this planet may no longer be habitable.”

- John F. Kennedy.

84. “The American, by nature, is optimistic.”

- John F. Kennedy.

85. “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.”

- John F. Kennedy.

86. “The supreme reality of our time is…our common vulnerability on this planet.”

- John F. Kennedy.

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Written by Moumita Dutta

Bachelor of Arts specializing in Journalism and Mass Communication, Postgraduate Diploma in Sports Management

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Moumita DuttaBachelor of Arts specializing in Journalism and Mass Communication, Postgraduate Diploma in Sports Management

A content writer and editor with a passion for sports, Moumita has honed her skills in producing compelling match reports and stories about sporting heroes. She holds a degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from the Indian Institute of Social Welfare and Business Management, Calcutta University, alongside a postgraduate diploma in Sports Management.

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