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EXPLORATION
[ Also see Adventure Curiosity Discovery Explorers Frontier Invention ]

That's one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind.
  [That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.]
      - Neil Armstrong,
        on setting foot on the moon on July 21, 1969 first version is what Armstrong maintains he said, second what NASA apparently heard

Pioneering don't pay.
      - Andrew Carnegie

I prefer to explore the most intimate moments, the smaller, crystallized details we all hinge our lives on.
      - Rita Dove

Whoever starts out toward the unknown must consent to venture alone.
      - Andre Gide

We choose to go to the moon. We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard, because that goal will serve to organize and measure the best of our energies and skills, because that challenge is one that we are willing to accept, one we are to postpone, and one which we intend to win, and the others, too.
      - John Fitzgerald Kennedy,
        in his Rice University Moon Speech, September 12, 1962

Because it's there.
      - George Leigh Mallory,
        on being asked why he wanted to climb Mt. Everest, in "New York Times", Mar. 18, 1923

Men wanted for Hazardous Journey. Small wages, bitter cold, long months of complete darkness, constant danger, safe return doubtful. Honor and recognition is case of success.
      - Ernest Henry Shackleton

The frontiers are not east or west, north or south, but wherever a man confronts a fact.
      - Henry David Thoreau

Man is the animal that intends to shoot himself out into interplanetary space, after having given up on the problem of an efficient way to get himself five miles to work and back each day.
      - Bill Vaughan


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