Must Read 100+ Famous Inspirational Space Quotes

We are at the dawn of a new era of space exploration, so it’s important to look back. For centuries, humans have looked up at the stars and dreamed of what lies ahead. 

In the past few decades, we have finally begun to scratch the surface of the universe, and our understanding of it has grown exponentially. Ever since we looked up at the night sky, we’ve wondered what’s there.

The earliest recorded observations date back to ancient times, when humans began mapping the positions of stars and planets.

As our technology has improved, so has our ability to explore space. Over the past 100 years, we have sent probes and satellites to explore our solar system and beyond. It also sent humans into space and in 1969 became the first and only species to walk on the moon.

The Apollo program was his third manned space flight program conducted by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) from 1961 to 1975. The program was the first man to land on the moon and is often considered the pinnacle of American space exploration.

The Apollo program began in his 1961 with the goal of landing humans on the moon within ten years. The program was an ambitious undertaking, requiring the development of new technology and the cooperation of thousands of people. The plan was a success, and on July 20, 1969, astronaut Neil Armstrong became the first man to land on the moon.

The Apollo program was a major achievement for the United States, showing that the solar system could be explored and used by humans.

Read some great space quotes given famous people.



Famous Space Quotes


“I would like to die on Mars. Just not on impact.”

Elon Musk


“The Universe is under no obligation to make sense to you.”

– Neil deGrasse Tyson


“If you are in a spaceship that is traveling at the speed of light, and you turn on the headlights, does anything happen?”

– Steven Wright


“The rockets and the satellites, spaceships that we’re creating now, we’re pollinating the universe.”

– Neil Young


“I would rather be a superb meteor, every atom of me in magnificent glow, than a sleepy and permanent planet.”

– Jack London


“We are not going to be able to operate our Spaceship Earth successfully nor for much longer unless we see it as a whole spaceship and our fate as common. It has to be everybody or nobody.”

– R. Buckminster Fuller



“It takes a planet to explore the universe.”

– Dylan Taylor


“Great industries are never made from single companies. There is room in space for a lot of winners.”

– Jeff Bezos


“The earth together with its surrounding waters must in fact have such a shape as its shadow reveals, for it eclipses the moon with the arc of a perfect circle.”

– Nicolaus Copernicus


“America has tossed its cap over the wall of space.”

– John F. Kennedy


“Planets move in ellipses with the Sun at one focus.”

– Johannes Kepler


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“The scientific theory I like best is that the rings of Saturn are composed entirely of lost airline luggage.”

– Mark Russell


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“I think we are at the dawn of a new era in commercial space exploration.”

– Elon Musk


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

– Neil Armstrong


“Space is an inspirational concept that allows you to dream big.”

– Peter Diamandis


Space Quotes About Life


“The stars don’t look bigger, but they do look brighter.”

– Sally Ride


“Space is to place as eternity is to time.”

– Joseph Joubert


“It’s a very sobering feeling to be up in space and realize that one’s safety factor was determined by the lowest bidder on a government contract.”

– Alan Shepard


“Sometimes I think we’re alone in the universe, and sometimes I think we’re not. In either case the idea is quite staggering.”

– Arthur C. Clarke


“I think the universe is pure geometry – basically, a beautiful shape twisting around and dancing over space-time.”

– Antony Garrett Lisi


“If the Earth gets hit by an asteroid, it’s game over. It’s control-alt-delete for civilization.”

– Bill Nye


“The black holes of nature are the most perfect macroscopic objects there are in the universe: the only elements in their construction are our concepts of space and time.”

– Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar


“The stars, that nature hung in heaven, and filled their lamps with everlasting oil, give due light to the misled and lonely traveller.

– John Milton


“Houston, we’ve had a problem.”

– Jim Lovell


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Space Quotes Images

“The Earth is the cradle of humanity, but mankind cannot stay in the cradle forever.”

– Konstantin Tsiolkovsky


“The moon is a friend for the lonesome to talk to.”

– Carl Sandburg


“When you look at the stars and the galaxy, you feel that you are not just from any particular piece of land, but from the solar system.”

– Kalpana Chawla


“After one look at this planet any visitor from outer space would say ‘I want to see the manager.'”

– William S. Burroughs


Quotes About Space Exploration


“The eternal silence of these infinite spaces frightens me.”

– Blaise Pascal


“If we drive down the cost of transportation in space, we can do great things.”

– Elon Musk


“When you launch in a rocket, you’re not really flying that rocket. You’re just sort of hanging on.”

– Michael P. Anderson


“Hey sky, take off your hat, I’m on my way!”

– Valentina Tereshkova


“For NASA, space is still a high priority.”

– Dan Quayle


“Who among us has never looked up into the heavens on a starlit night, lost in wonder at the vastness of space and the beauty of the stars?”

– Jeb Bush


“I’m looking forward to coming back, back to Earth, the landing, the views.”

– Duane G. Carey


“There are no passengers on spaceship earth. We are all crew.”

– Marshall McLuhan


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Space Quotes Images

“Oh, don’t let’s ask for the moon. We’ve already got the stars.”

– Bette Davis


“For the wise man looks into space and he knows there is no limited dimensions.”

– Zhuangzi


“If the Sun and Moon should ever doubt, they’d immediately go out.”

– William Blake


“We are just an advanced breed of monkeys on a minor planet of a very average star. But we can understand the Universe. That makes us something very special.”

– Stephen Hawking


“Everything has a natural explanation. The moon is not a god, but a great rock, and the sun a hot rock.”

– Anaxagoras


“What is the use of a house if you haven’t got a tolerable planet to put it on?”

– Henry David Thoreau


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

– Alan Shepherd

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Quotes From Astronauts And Famous People


“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


“The scenery was very beautiful. But I did not see The Great Wall.”

– Yang Liwei


“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 clear night sky blanketed with bright stars over the Utah desert”

– Unknown


“The stars don’t look bigger, but they do look brighter.”

– Sally Ride


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Space Quotes Images

“What everyone in the astronaut corps shares in common is not gender or ethnic background, but motivation, perseverance, and desire — the desire to participate in a voyage of discovery.”

– Ellen Ochoa


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

– Allan Shepard


“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


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

– Ron Garan


“Any astronaut can tell you you’ve got to do everything you can to learn about your life support system and then do everything you can to take care of it.”

– Sylvia Earle


“Astronauts are inherently insane. And really noble.”

– Andy Weir


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

– John Glenn


“Of course risk is part of spaceflight. We accept some of that to achieve greater goals in exploration and find out more about ourselves and the universe.”

– Lisa Nowak


Space Love Quotes


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

– Stephen Hawking


“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


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

– Albert Einstein


“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


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Space Quotes Images

“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


“What we observe as material bodies and forces are nothing but shapes and variations in the structure of space.”

– Erwin Schrodinger


“You never enjoy the world aright, till the sea itself floweth in your veins, till you are clothed with the heavens and crowned with the stars.”

– Thomas Traherne


“Ye stars! which are the poetry of heaven!”

– Lord Byron


“When you’re getting ready to launch into space, you’re sitting on a big explosion waiting to happen.”

– Sally Ride


“The universe is a pretty big place. If it’s just us, seems like an awful waste of space.”

– Carl Sagan


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

– Alan Shepard


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

– Carl Sagan


“That’s one small step for [a] man, one giant leap for mankind.”

– Neil Armstrong


”I didn’t feel like a giant. I felt very, very small.”

– Neil Armstrong


“I’m coming back in and it’s the saddest moment of my life.”

– Edward White


Space Quotes About Universe


“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


“I think we are at the dawn of a new era in commercial space exploration.”

– Elon Musk


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Space Quotes Images

“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.”

– John F. Kennedy


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

– Arthur C. Clarke


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

– John Glenn


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

– Albert Einstein


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

– Konstantin Tsiolkovsky


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

– 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


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

– Stephen Hawking


“Looking up into the night sky is looking into infinity-distance is incomprehensible and therefore meaningless.”

– Douglas Adams


“It’s a fixer-upper of a planet but we could make it work.”

– Elon Musk


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

– Doris Lessing


“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


Space Quotes For Instagram And Social Media


“Of course risk is part of spaceflight. We accept some of that to achieve greater goals in exploration and find out more about ourselves and the universe.”

– Lisa Nowak


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Space Quotes Images

“I left Aerospace because I wanted to go build, and put spacecraft together.”

– Gwynne Shotwell


Long Famous Space Quotes


“Modern science says: ‘The sun is the past, the earth is the present, the moon is the future.’ From an incandescent mass we have originated, and into a frozen mass we shall turn. Merciless is the law of nature, and rapidly and irresistibly we are drawn to our doom.”

– Nikola Tesla


“What can we gain by sailing to the moon if we are not able to cross the abyss that separates us from ourselves? This is the most important of all voyages of discovery, and without it, all the rest are not only useless, but disastrous.”

– Thomas Merton


“When a place gets crowded enough to require ID’s, social collapse is not far away. It is time to go elsewhere. The best thing about space travel is that it made it possible to go elsewhere.”

– Robert A. Heinlein


“Who are we? We find that we live on an insignificant planet of a humdrum star lost in a galaxy tucked away in some forgotten corner of a universe in which there are far more galaxies than people.”

– Carl Sagan


“There is a fifth dimension, beyond that which is known to man. It is a dimension as vast as space and as timeless as infinity. It is the middle ground between light and shadow, between science and superstition.”

– Rod Serling


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Space Quotes Images

“There is a fifth dimension, beyond that which is known to man. It is a dimension as vast as space and as timeless as infinity. It is the middle ground between light and shadow, between science and superstition.”

– Rod Serling


Quotes About Space Exploration


“We travel together, passengers on a little spaceship, dependent on its vulnerable reserves of air and soil, all committed, for our safety, to its security and peace. Preserved from annihilation only by the care, the work and the love we give our fragile craft.”

– Adlai Stevenson I


“Those are the same stars, and that is the same moon, that look down upon your brothers and sisters, and which they see as they look up to them, though they are ever so far away from us, and each other.”

– Sojourner Truth


“The world, when you look at it, it just can’t be random. I mean, it’s so different than the vast emptiness that is everything else, and even all the other planets we’ve seen, at least in our solar system, none of them even remotely resemble the precious life-giving nature of our own planet.”

– Chris Hadfield


“According to String Theory, what appears to be empty space is actually a tumultuous ocean of strings vibrating at the precise frequencies that create the 4 dimensions you and I call height, width, depth and time.”

– Roy H. Williams


“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


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Space Quotes Images

“Space is big. You just won’t believe how vastly, hugely, mind-bogglingly big it is. I mean, you may think it’s a long way down the road to the drug store, but that’s just peanuts to space.”

– Douglas Adams


Some More Famous Space Quotes


“You cannot look up at the night sky on the Planet Earth and not wonder what it’s like to be up there amongst the stars. And I always look up at the moon and see it as the single most romantic place within the cosmos.”

– Tom Hanks


“One in 200 stars has habitable Earth-like planets surrounding it – in the galaxy, half a billion stars have Earth-like planets going around them – that’s huge, half a billion. So when we look at the night sky, it makes sense that someone is looking back at us.”

– Michio Kakuv


“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


“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


“To become an astronaut is not a question of being the best at something or things coming easy to you, but it’s being a person that can work with others and not give up. And, for me, that was part of it too.”

– Michael J. Massimino


Random Famous Space Quotes About Space Exploration


“I don’t think the human race will survive the next 1,000 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


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Space Quotes Images

“Remember to look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Try to make sense of what you see and wonder about what makes the Universe exist. Be curious. And however difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at. It matters that you don’t just give up.”

– Stephen Hawking


“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


“However we select from nature a complex [of phenomena] using the criterion of simplicity, in no case will its theoretical treatment turn out to be forever appropriate (sufficient)…. I do not doubt that the day will come when [general relativity], too, will have to yield to another one, for reasons which at present we do not yet surmise. I believe that this process of deepening theory has no limits.”

– Albert Einstein


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“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


Inspirational Space Quotes By Famous People


“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


“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


“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 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


“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


“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. Let us continue the journey.”

– George W. Bush


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Read Quotes From Astronauts


“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


“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


“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 redacted to keep this site family friendly.”

– Edgar Mitchel, Apollo 14 astronaut


“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


“We cannot predict the new forces, powers, and discoveries that will be disclosed to us when we reach the other planets and set up new laboratories in space. They are as much beyond our vision today as fire or electricity would be beyond the imagination of a fish.”

– Arthur C. Clarke


“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



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