I will love the light for it shows me the way, yet I will endure the darkness for it shows me the stars. — Og Mandino
"Suddenly, from behind the rim of the Moon, in long, slow-motion moments of immense majesty, there emerges a sparkling blue and white jewel, a light, delicate sky-blue sphere laced with slowly swirling veils of white, rising gradually like a small pearl in a thick sea of black mystery. It takes more than a moment to fully realize this is Earth . . . home."
—  Edgar Mitchell, NASA astronaut, born September 17, 1930