Konstantin Tsiolkovsky quotes

  • Man will not always stay on Earth; the pursuit of light and space will lead him to penetrate the bounds of the atmosphere, timidly at first, but in the end to conquer the whole of solar space.
    -- Konstantin Tsiolkovsky

    #Men #Light #Space

  • First, inevitably, the idea, the fantasy, the fairy tale. Then, scientific calculation. Ultimately, fulfillment crowns the dream.
    -- Konstantin Tsiolkovsky

    #Dream #Ideas #Space

  • A planet is the cradle of mind, but one cannot live in a cradle forever.
    -- Konstantin Tsiolkovsky

    #Future #Forever #Mind

  • All our knowledge - past, present, and future - is nothing compared to what we will never know.
    -- Konstantin Tsiolkovsky

    #Past #History #Past Present And Future

  • For me, a rocket is only a means--only a method of reaching the depths of space--and not an end in itself... There's no doubt that it's very important to have rocket ships since they will help mankind to settle elsewhere in the universe. But what I'm working for is this resettling... The whole idea is to move away from the Earth to settlements in space.
    -- Konstantin Tsiolkovsky

    #Moving #Mean #Ideas

  • Man must at all costs overcome the Earth's gravity and have, in reserve, the space at least of the Solar System.
    -- Konstantin Tsiolkovsky

    #Men #Space #Overcoming

  • Men are weak now, and yet they transform the Earth's surface. In millions of years their might will increase to the extent that they will change the surface of the Earth, its oceans, the atmosphere, and themselves. They will control the climate and the Solar System just as they control the Earth. They will travel beyond the limits of our planetary system; they will reach other Suns, and use their fresh energy instead of the energy of their dying luminary.
    -- Konstantin Tsiolkovsky

    #Ocean #Men #Years

  • To set foot on the soil of the asteroids, to lift by hand a rock from the Moon, to observe Mars from a distance of several tens of kilometers, to land on its satellite or even on its surface, what can be more fantastic? From the moment of using rocket devices a new great era will begin in astronomy: the epoch of the more intensive study of the firmament.
    -- Konstantin Tsiolkovsky

    #Distance #Moon #Rocks

  • From the rocket we can see the huge sphere of the planet in one or another phase of the Moon. We can see how the sphere rotates, and how within a few hours it shows all its sides successively ... and we shall observe various points on the surface of the Earth for several minutes and from different sides very closely. This picture is so majestic, attractive and infinitely varied that I wish with all my soul that you and I could see it.
    -- Konstantin Tsiolkovsky

    #Moon #Soul #Wish

  • The Earth is the cradle of Humanity. But one doesn't always live in the cradle.
    -- Konstantin Tsiolkovsky

    #Science #Humanity #Earth

  • Consider a cask filled with a highly compressed gas. If we open one of its taps the gas will escape through it in a continuous flow, the elasticity of the gas pushing its particles into space will continuously push the cask itself. The result will a continuous change in the motion of the cask. Given a sufficient number of taps (say, six), we would be able to regulate the outflow of the gas as we liked and the cask (or sphere) would describe any curved line in accordance with any law of velocities.
    -- Konstantin Tsiolkovsky

    #Law #Numbers #Space

  • Man must at all costs overcome the Earth's gravity and have, in reserve, the space at least of the Solar System. All kinds of danger wait for him on the Earth. . . . We have said a great deal about the advantages of migration into space, but not all can be said or even imagined.
    -- Konstantin Tsiolkovsky

    #Moon #Men #Space