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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.

Thought for the Day – October 1st, 2013


Scott, David. “First Words Upon Stepping onto the Moon.” Speech, Hadley-Apennine Region, Moon, July 30, 1971
SEE: http://www.hq.nasa.gov/alsj/a15/a15v.1195542.mpg
SEE: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4gHivrcJ-YY
SEE: http://www.hq.nasa.gov/alsj/a15/video15.html#landing
BACKGROUND IMAGE: Astronaut David Scott gives salute beside U.S. flag during EVA. NASA, Accessed on Oct 5th, 2013. http://1.usa.gov/GFNDEf
SEE: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hadley-apennine
SEE: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apollo_15
AUTHOR IMAGE: Apollo 15 Commander Dave Scott., NASA, Accessed on Oct 5th, 2013. http://1.usa.gov/GFO7KB
WEB PRESENCE: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Scott
WEB PRESENCE: http://www.jsc.nasa.gov/Bios/htmlbios/scott-dr.html
QUOTE FONT: NewOrder, http://www.fontpalace.com/font-details/New+Order/
Twitter: http://twitter.com/_ericturner

Thought for the Day – August 23rd, 2013


“Fundamentum autem est justitiae fides, id est dictorum conventorumque constantia et veritas.”
Cicero, Marcus Tullius. De Officiis. Rome. 44 BC. Book 1, Section 23 (7)
SEE (LATIN): http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/hopper/text?doc=Perseus%3Atext%3A2007.01.0047%3Abook%3D1%3Asection%3D23
SEE (ENGLISH):  http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/hopper/text?doc=Perseus%3Atext%3A2007.01.0047%3Abook%3D1%3Asection%3D23
WEB PRESENCE: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cicero
WEB PRESENCE: http://www.tulliana.eu/home.php?LANG=E&PAG=H
WEB PRESENCE: http://sites.la.utexas.edu/cicero/