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Space Quotes - 2008-2009

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Space Quote of the Month - February 2009:

Dick Scobee, Columbia and Challenger Astronaut. NASA PHOTO NO: S84-39408"When you find something you really like to do, and you're willing to risk the consequences of that, you really probably ought to go do it."

Francis "Dick" Scobee (1939-1986),
Challenger Commander

Space Quote of the Month - January 2009:

Astronauts Gus Grissom, Ed White, and Roger Chaffee. NASA PHOTO NO: KSC-67PC-0016"A lot of us here on earth are getting pretty curious about what the moon's made of, and you'll never satisfy man's curiosity unless a man goes himself."

Ed White (1930-1967),
First American Spacewalker.

Space Quote of the Month - December 2008:

Apollo 8 'Earthrise' - NASA PHOTO NO: AS8-14-2383"...and from the crew of Apollo 8, we close with good night, good luck, a Merry Christmas, and God bless all of you - all of you on the good Earth."

- Bill Anders, Jim Lovell, and Frank Borman,
in lunar orbit, 24 Dec 1968.

Space Quote of the Month - November 2008:

"Let us now embark upon this great journey into the stars to find whatever may await us."

- Senator John McCain, from his campaign position on the US Space Program

Space Quote of the Month - October 2008:

NASA 50th Anniversary logo"The Congress hereby declares that it is the policy of the United States that activities in space should be devoted to peaceful purposes for the benefit of all mankind."

- From the “National Aeronautics and Space Act of 1958”, the legislation that created NASA.

Space Quote of the Month - September 2008:

Columbia tributes on the fences near the main entrance at the Johnson Space Center (JSC). NASA PHOTO NO: JSC2003-E-04031 "...We mourn the loss of these seven brave pioneers. The space shuttle Columbia and its crew obviously served as a symbol of freedom and cooperation for so many different countries, and was dedicated to providing a better life for science and exploration for future generations."

David Dewhurst, (Lt. Governor of Texas)
statement on Columbia disaster.

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