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posted by [personal profile] dglenn at 05:24am on 2017-01-27

"A blade of grass is a commonplace on Earth; it would be a miracle on Mars. Our descendants on Mars will know the value of a patch of green. And if a blade of grass is priceless, what is the value of a human being?" -- Carl Sagan (b. 1934-11-09, 1996-12-20), Pale Blue Dot: A Vision of the Human Future in Space, 1994

"If we are to send people, it must be for a very good reason - and with a realistic understanding that almost certainly we will lose lives. Astronauts and Cosmonauts have always understood this. Nevertheless, there has been and will be no shortage of volunteers." -- ibid.

[1967-01-27: Apollo I fire kills Grissom, White, and Chaffe]

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