Saturday, April 24, 2010

Happy Birthday Hubble

"Since, in the long run, every planetary civilization will be endangered by impacts from space, every surviving civilization is obliged to become spacefaring--not because of exploratory or romantic zeal, but for the most practical reason imaginable: staying alive... If our long-term survival is at stake, we have a basic responsibility to our species to venture to other worlds." ~Carl Sagan, Pale Blue Dot, 1994

"I don't think the human race will survive the next thousand years, unless we spread into space. There are too many accidents that can befall life on a single planet. But I'm an optimist. We will reach out to the stars." ~Stephen Hawking, interview with Daily Telegraph, 2001


Jeanne said...

Beautiful as is all that you post.
Love Jeanne

sinnlighet said...

Beautiful, sensual & poetic, I love your blog!

Thank you for nice comment on my blog!

Agneta, the swedish one ;)

Elisa Day said...

Lovely post! I am a space "freak" I have missed this birthday

Terra said...

Equally Lovely.

Adee said...

a telescope named hubble
revolves around this planet
not more than a bubble

My Castle in Spain said...

Holà Yoli!
siempre hay que ser optimista no..? y si "reach the stars" !

bueno, espero tener mi camera dentro de 1 echo de menos!


great post

Quackster said...

Space indeed is the last frontier as viewed in the context of earthlings such as ourselves, but it will also be a beginning of sorts, the start of things once though unimaginable.

Samosas for One said...

What do you think of Obama's ending the shuttle program? He is dedicating billions of dollars to NASA for research though.