KEYWORDS: artificial satellite; astronautics; Mir; Salyut; space; space exploration; spaceflight; space program; space programme; space probe; space science; spaceship; space station; space studies; space technology
...Tavi-the-Jester's phantom lands still rise
And fade to empty sea before men's eyes.
Lest we grow sick at heart from hope deferred
May we, too, hear the call that Maui heard.
James Norman Hall (from The Far Lands)
The surface of the Earth is the shore of the cosmic ocean. ...The ocean calls.
The thing's hollow -- it goes on forever -- and -- oh my God! -- it's full of stars!.
David Bowman (Arthur C. Clarke, 2001: A Space Odyssey)
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Soviet and Russian Space Programmes
Out from the Cradle: Salyut and Mir
NASA History: The U.S. Space Program
NASA and Manned Space Exploration
The Space Transportation System
Saint Augustine (The City of God, 16.9)
Sir Charles Lyell