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Edwin P. Hubble

Edwin P. Hubble,
1889-1953

"The history of astronomy is a history of receding horizons."

Wernher von Braun

Wernher M.M. von Braun,
1912-1977

"It [the rocket] will free man from his remaining chains, the chains of gravity which still tie him to this planet. It will open to him the gates of heaven."

John F. Kennedy

President John F. Kennedy,
1917-1963

"Space is open to us now; and our eagerness to share its meaning is not governed by the efforts of others. We go into space because whatever mankind must undertake, free men must fully share."

Arthur C. Clarke

Arthur C. Clarke
1917-2008

"Two possibilities exist: either we are alone in the Universe, or we are not. Both are equally terrifying."

Frank Herbert

Frank P. Herbert,
1920-1986

"The beginning of knowledge is the discovery of something we do not understand."

Isaac Asimov

Isaac Asimov,
1920-1992

"The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom."

Carl Sagan

Carl Sagan,
1934-1996

"For myself, I like a universe that includes much that is unknown and, at the same time, much that is knowable. A universe in which everything is known would be static and dull; as boring as the heaven of some weak-minded theologians. A universe that is unknowable is no fit place for a thinking being. The ideal universe for us is one very much like the universe we inhabit. And I guess that this is not really much of a coincidence."

Stephen Hawking

Stephen Hawking,
1942-

"To confine our attention to terrestrial matters would be to limit the human spirit."

"There are no greater heights to aspire to than the stars."

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