Seeing Further

Part 1: Stuck in Cislunar Orbit

If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up people to collect wood and don’t assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea.
– Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Part 2: Mars and Beyond

“It is good to renew one’s wonder, said the philosopher. Space travel has again made children of us all.”
– Ray Bradbury, The Martian Chronicles

Part 3: Paradigm Shift

“Perhaps, as some wit remarked, the best proof that there is Intelligent Life in Outer Space is the fact it hasn’t come here. Well, it can’t hide forever – one day we will overhear it.”
– Arthur C. Clarke

Part 4: Alien Madness

“Would it save you a lot of time if I just gave up and went mad now?”
– Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

Part 5: Systematic Surprises

HAL-9000: What is going to happen?
Dave: Something wonderful.
– 2010

Part 6: Steps into Darkness

“On this site, a powerful engine will be built – an engine that will someday help us to travel a hundred times faster than we can today. Imagine it: Thousands of inhabited planets at our fingertips. And we’ll be able to explore those strange new worlds, and seek out new life, and new civilizations. This engine will let us go boldly, where no man has gone before.”
– Dr. Zefram Cochrane, Star Trek: Enterprise

Part 7: Making Connections

“I do not know what I may appear to the world, but to myself I seem to have been only like a boy playing on the seashore, and diverting myself in now and then finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary, whilst the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me.”
– Isaac Newton