Goodman Sparks Test
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.
Many say exploration is part of our destiny,
but it’s actually our duty to future generations and their quest to ensure the survival of the human species.
- 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 unwilling to postpone, and one which we intend to win.
Dinosaurs are extinct today because they lacked opposable thumbs and the brainpower to build a space program.
The Earth was small, light blue, and so touchingly alone, our home that must be defended like a holy relic. The Earth was absolutely round. I believe I never knew what the word round meant until I saw Earth from space.
The dreams of yesterday are the hopes of today and the reality of tomorrow.