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"War and space exploration are alternative uses of the assertive, exploratory energies that are so characteristic of human beings. They may also be mutually exclusive because if one occurs on a massive scale, the other probably will not."

— Frank White
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"The Earth is just too small and fragile a basket for the human race to keep all its eggs in."

— Robert A. Heinlein
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"While civilization is more than a high material living standard, it is nevertheless based on material abundance. It does not thrive on abject poverty nor in an atmosphere of resignation and hopelessness. It needs vigor as well as vision. Therefore the end objectives of solar system exploration are social objectives in the sense that they relate to, or are dictated by, present and future human needs."

— Kraftt Ehricke
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"In the universe, space travel may be the normal birth pangs of an otherwise dying race. A test. Some races pass, some fail."

— Robert A. Heinlein
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"Is a planetary surface the right place for an expanding technological civilization?"

— Gerard K. O’Neill