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Top 10 Mind Blowing Space Quotes

Brian Cox particle physicist

1. Brian Cox (particle physicist) - "It was only 2,500 years ago that we believed that the sun was a god and measured its orbit with stone towers built on the top of a hill. Today the language of curiosity is not sun gods, but science. And we have observatories that are almost infinitely more sophisticated than those towers, that can gaze out deep into the universe.

Plato Ancient Greek philosopher

2. Plato (Ancient Greek philosopher) - "Astronomy compels the soul to look upward, and leads us from this world to another."

Yuri Gagarin first man in space

3. Yuri Gagarin (first man in space) - "To be the first to enter the cosmos, to engage, single handed, in an unprecedented duel with nature... Could one dream of anything more?"

Carl Sagan astrophysicist

4. Carl Sagan (astrophysicist) - "Since, in the long run, every planetary civilization will be endangered by impacts from space. every surviving civilization is obliged to become space faring, not because of exploratory or romantic zeal, but for the most practical reason imaginable:staying alive...if our long term survival is at stake, we have a basic responsibility to our species to venture to other worlds."

Neil Armstrong first man on the Moon

5. Neil Armstrong (first man on the Moon) - "That's one small step for [a] man, one giant leap for mankind."

Frank Borman commander of Apollo 8

6. Frank Borman (commander of Apollo 8) - "The view of the Earth from the Moon fascinated me.. a small disk, 2,40,000 miles away. Raging nationalistic interests, famines, wars, pestilence, don't show from that distance."

Konstantin Tsiolkovsky

7. Konstantin Tsiolkovsky (one of the founding fathers of rocketry and astronautics) - "The Earth is the cradle of humankind, but one cannot live in the cradle forever."

Stephen Hawking theoretical physicist

8. Stephen Hawking (theoretical physicist) - "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."

Albert Einstein theoretical physicist

9. Albert Einstein (theoretical physicist) - "Only two things are infinite: the Universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the Universe."

- Physicist Albert Einstein is best known for coming up with the Theory of Relativity, but did you know he was also an accomplished violinist who loved the works of Beethoven and Mozart?

Pope Pius XII

10. Pope Pius XII (former Pope of the Vatican) - "God has no intention of setting a limit to the efforts of man to conquer space."