63 Space Exploration Quotes to Inspire Future Astronauts

Space exploration is a captivating subject for many that has seen remarkable advancements thanks to scientific and technological progress.

The idea of becoming an astronaut embodies an awe-inspiring aspiration.

Despite centuries of curiosity about space, it was only in the last century that humans could venture into it, marking a significant leap for humankind.

Advancements in space exploration have occurred incrementally, shattering previous boundaries and sparking a new realm of potential discoveries, courtesy of improved technology.


The vast and infinite cosmos, home to billions of stars and galaxies, includes our planet among its countless celestial bodies.

One day, albeit far in the future, human travel to distant worlds will transcend science fiction into reality.

History attests that imagination often heralds invention, turning fictions into tangible realities.

Despite appearing as mere specks within the infinite expanse of the universe, we remain an integral part, capable of mentally exploring the boundless reaches of space from our home on Earth.

Let’s go through some of the best quotes about space exploration.

Space Exploration Quotes


The dream is alive. ~ John Young.


Gravity hurts. ~ Viktor Alexandrov.


How instructive is a star! ~ Piet Hein.


Time is the mind of space. ~ Samuel Alexander.


I see Earth! It is so beautiful. ~ Yuri Gagarin.


She had always loved the stars. ~ Sasha Alsberg.


There can be no centre in infinity. ~ Lucretius.


Without space, there is no time. ~ Dejan Stojanovic.


I looked and looked but I didn’t see God. ~ Yuri Gagarin.


Curiosity is the essence of our existence. ~ Gene Cernan.

Inspiring Exploration Quotes

Things aren’t scary. People are scared. ~ Chris Hadfield.

Across the sea of space, the stars are other suns. ~ Carl Sagan.

Astronauts are inherently insane. And really noble. ~ Andy Weir.

Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known. ~ Carl Sagan.

I must admit, maybe I am a piece of history after all. ~ Alan Shepard.

It is a fixer upper of a planet but we could make it work. ~ Elon Musk.

We are limited only by our imagination and our will to act. ~ Ron Garan.

Houston, Tranquillity Base here. The Eagle has landed. ~ Neil Armstrong.

Say hello to my mother and father…the Earth and Space. ~ Jimi Hendrix.

Love is the one thing that transcends time and space. ~ Matthew McConaughey.

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Famous Exploration Quotes

That’s one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind. ~ Neil Armstrong.

The history of astronomy is a history of receding horizons. ~ Edwin Powell Hubble.

Earth is a small town with many neighborhoods in a very big universe. ~ Ron Garan.

We are finite, in that we are a product and source of the infinite. ~ Ilyas Kassam.

O Space and Time and stars at strife, How dreadful your infinity! ~ George Sterling.

When I first looked back at the Earth, standing on the Moon, I cried. ~ Alan Shepard.

The dinosaurs became extinct because they didn’t have a space program. ~ Larry Niven.

In the field of technology, simplification is always an enormous advance… ~ Pierre Boulle.

Discover the force of the skies O Men: once recognised it can be put to use. ~ Johannes Keple.

The supreme reality of our time is…our common vulnerability on this planet. ~ John F. Kennedy.

In this single galaxy of ours there are eighty-seven thousand million suns. ~ Arthur C. Clarke.

Quotes About Space Travel

Earth is the cradle of humanity, but one cannot live in a cradle forever. ~ Konstantin Tsiolkovsky.

Where the stars are scattered thinly,’ quoted Barr, ‘And the cold of space seeps in. ~ Isaac Asimov.

To confine our attention to terrestrial matters would be to limit the human spirit. ~ Stephen Hawking.

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

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

Our universe is a sorry little affair unless it has in it something for every age to investigate. ~ Seneca.

The cosmos is within us. We are made of star-stuff. We are a way for the universe to know itself. ~ Carl Sagan.

The man who eventually reached the moon would be traveling in a vessel made of earthly materials. ~ Pierre Boulle.

Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I’m not sure about the universe. ~ Albert Einstein.

I’m sure the universe is full of intelligent life. It’s just been too intelligent to come here. ~ Arthur C. Clarke.

The universe is not a stagnant place where technology stands still and only the few govern its destiny. ~ R.G. Risch.

I’m convinced that before the year 2000 is over, the first child will have been born on the moon. ~ Wernher Von Braun.

Quotes About Space Exploration

Unless humanity gives top priority to the space science, there will be no future for the humanity! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan.

Space, it says, is big. Really big. You just won’t believe how vastly, hugely, mindbogglingly big it is. ~ Douglas Adams.

The Earth was small, light blue, and so touchingly alone, our home that must be defended like a holy relic. ~ Alexi Leonov.

NASA’s next urgent mission should be to send good poets into space so they can describe what it’s really like. ~ Shannon Hale.

This means that most of the lunar surface material has a consistency that is finer than granulated sugar. ~ Maggie Aderin-Pocock.

Shuttles raced to the presumed safety of the planet below while fighters crisscrossed the perimeter of the station. ~ G.S. Jennsen.

Space has the ability to produce a triple bottom line, or ROIII: Return on Investment, Innovation, and Inspiration. ~ Robert C. Jacobson.

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.

Top Space Exploration Quotes

I thought the attractions of being an astronaut were actually, not so much the moon, but flying in a completely new medium. ~ Neil Armstrong.

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

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.

What we call ‘time’ isn’t chronological but spatial; what we call ‘death’ is merely a transition between different kinds of matter. ~ Stephane Audeguy.

During that time, there will be advances in nanotechnology, space sailing, robotics, biomolecular engineering, and artificial intelligence. ~ Louis Friedman.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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