Famous Quotes About Space Travel

Space exploration has fascinated us for centuries. However, it wasn’t until Neil Armstrong’s first Moon steps, that we realized the greatness of space. Throughout the past decades, organizations such as NASA and Roscosmos have continued projects for space travel and possible habitats on other planets in the solar system.

To honor thousands of astronauts who have joined space projects throughout the decades, we’ve prepared a list of the relevant famous quotes by politicians, scientists, and astronauts. Let’s get started!

Funny Quotes on Space Travel

“Gravity hurts.”

Viktor Alexandrov

“Without space, there is no time.”

Dejan Stojanovic

“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

“Yes, there have been ET visits. There has been a crashed craft. There have been materials and bodies recovered.”

Edgar D. Mitchell, ‘The Way Of The Explorer’

“Yet, for most of us, the most memorable sight was not of the moon but our beautiful blue and white home, moving majestically around the sun, all alone in the infinite black space.”

Alan Bean

“We are finite, in that we are a product and source of the infinite.”

Ilyas Kassam

We are limited only by our imagination and our will to act.”

Ron Garan

“Time is the mind of space.”

Samuel Alexander

“The first day or so we all pointed to our countries. On the third or fourth day, we were pointing to our continents. By the fifth day, we were only aware of one Earth.”

Sultan Bin Salman al-Suad

“The universe is not a stagnant place where technology stands still and only a few govern its destiny.”

R.G. Risch.

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

Neil Armstrong

“Things aren’t scary. People are scared.”

Chris Hadfield

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

Alan Shepherd

“Love is the one thing that transcends time and space.”

Matthew McConaughey, ‘Interstellar’

“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

“Planet Earth is a giant spaceship floating through space.”


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

Alexi Leonov

“Say hello to my mother and father…the Earth and Space.”

Jimi Hendrix

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

“The dinosaurs became extinct because they didn’t have a space program.”

Larry Niven

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

Alan Shepard
Astronaut's boot print on lunar (moon) landing mission

Space Travel Quotes by Famous Politicians, Scientists, Writers, and Astronauts

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

Neil Armstrong

“In this single galaxy of ours, there are eighty-seven thousand million suns.”

Arthur C. Clarke

“Space can produce a triple bottom line, or ROIII: Return on Investment, Innovation, and Inspiration.”

Robert C. Jacobson

“I see Earth! It is so beautiful.”

Yuri Gagarin

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

Elon Musk

“Space is for everybody. It’s not just for a few people in science or math or a select group of astronauts. That’s our new frontier out there, and it’s everybody’s business to know about space.”

Christa McAuliffe

“Discover the force of the skies O Men: once recognized it can be put to use.”

Johannes Kepler

“Across the sea of space, the stars are other suns.”

Carl Sagan

“The history of astronomy is a history of receding horizons.”

Edwin Powell Hubble

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

Stephane Audeguy

“This means that most of the lunar surface material has a consistency that is finer than granulated sugar.”

Maggie Aderin-Pocock

“O Space and Time and stars at strife, How dreadful your infinity!”

George Sterling, ‘The Testimony Of The Suns’

“During that time, there will be advances in nanotechnology, space sailing, robotics, biomolecular engineering, and artificial intelligence.”

Louis Friedman

“She had always loved the stars.”

Sasha Alsberg

“I’m convinced that before the year 2000 is over, the first child will have been born on the moon.”

Wernher Von Braun

“How instructive is a star!”

Piet Hein

“There can be no center in infinity.”


“I looked and looked but I didn’t see God.”

Yuri Gagarin

“Curiosity is the essence of our existence.”

Gene Cernan

“Houston, Tranquility Base here. The Eagle has landed.”

Neil Armstrong

“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, it says, is big. Really big. You just won’t believe how vastly, hugely, mind bogglingly big it is.”

Douglas Adams

Authors of the Famous Quotes Space Travel

We’ve done our best to include quotes from different periods and by authors coming from different niches including politicians, astronauts, scientists, philosophers, and artists. You may recognize many of these quotes and people, but if not, we hope you have been able to learn some fun, interesting new quotes.

Wrap Up

While the USA, Russia, and China have been vigorously working to discover more about space over the past few decades there is still a lot that we can and will learn. Space is vast in ways that we can’t even imagine. A good proof of that is the fascination that we humans have for space. The famous quotes about space travel should work to motivate future astronauts as well as anyone else who is a space enthusiast and wans to have a look at what famous people said on this topic.

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