Space, the final frontier

Space, the final frontier. These are the voyages of the Starship Enterprise. Its five-year mission: to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilizations, to boldly go where no man has gone before.

Houston, Tranquillity Base here. The Eagle has landed.

Here men from the planet Earth first set foot upon the Moon. July 1969 AD. We came in peace for all mankind.

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

Science has not yet mastered prophecy. We predict too much for the next year and yet far too little for the next 10.

As I stand out here in the wonders of the unknown at Hadley, I sort of realize there’s a fundamental truth to our nature, Man must explore . . . and this is exploration at its greatest.

Spaceflights cannot be stopped. This is not the work of any one man or even a group of men. It is a historical process which mankind is carrying out in accordance with the natural laws of human development.

If you could see the earth illuminated when you were in a place as dark as night, it would look to you more splendid than the moon.

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