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Thought for the Day – October 3rd, 2013


Goddard, Robert H. “On Taking Things for Granted,” Graduation Oration, South High School, Worcester, Mass., June 24, 1904, PRHG, 1:66.
SEE: http://books.google.com/books?id=oNmEoPV-DxYC (not the original source, see page 19 for an extract)
BACKGROUND IMAGE: Formalhaut B, accessed Oct 2nd, 2013, http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2008/39/image/d/
SEE: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fomalhaut_b
AUTHOR IMAGE: Robert Goddard, NASA, Image 74-H-1250, accessed Oct 2nd, 2013, http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2002-000131.html
WEB PRESENCE: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_H._Goddard
WEB PRESENCE: http://www-istp.gsfc.nasa.gov/stargaze/Sgoddard.htm
NASA VIDEO: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CqH-f7GZ4Gc (“The Dream That Wouldn’t Down”)
QUOTE FONT: Arabic Typesetting, http://cooltext.com/Download-Font-Arabic+Typesetting
Twitter: http://twitter.com/_ericturner
NOTE: For a great comic rendition of this see http://zenpencils.com/comic/64-robert-h-goddard-the-rocket-man/
NOTE: Today is my older brother’s birthday. He was the one who suggested these quotes on exploration, so this particular quote goes out to him. I think he embodies this quote in what he does for a living, which is managing a program for robotic prosthetics which recently made national news. He helps makes the dreams and hopes of many people and families become the reality of tomorrow. I am very proud of him. I hope he knows that.