Tuesday, April 12, 2011

QOTD #18 - On space

Today's one of those memorable days in history, space or otherwise.

50 years ago today, Yuri Gagarin became the first human in space, as his Vostok 1 capsule orbited the planet once before landing safely. 30 years ago today, John Young and Robert Crippen took Space Shuttle Columbia into orbit. Mission STS-1 marked the first time in history a spacecraft's maiden flight was manned.

It's hard to look back at both of these achievements without considering the courage it took these men to take the step and make the leap. It's hard to look back at both of these achievements and wonder what regular folks like us can learn from them. We may not be astronauts, but I believe we can indeed learn. Lots.

With this in mind, I thought this quote was somewhat appropriate:
"There has never been a statue erected to the memory of someone who let well enough alone."
Julles Ellinger
Your turn: What can we learn from those who choose to never leave well enough alone?


21 Wits said...

This quote sums it up nicely,
To achieve anything, you must be prepared to dabble on the boundry of disaster, - Stirling Moss
When we do nothing, we'll have nothing. Google's art is worth checking out today...they're always on top of everything, doing something for all of us!

Unknown said...

Anthony Robbins comes to mind with this quote, Carmi: "What do I have to lose if I don't do anything? What do I have to gain if I do something?"