The Earth was small, light blue, and so touchingly alone, Aleksei Leonov, USSR That beautiful, warm, living object looked so fragile, so delicate, that if you touched it with a finger it would crumble and fall apart. James Irwin, USA The first day or so we all pointed to our countries. The third or fourth day we were pointing to our continents. By the fifth day, we were aware of only one Earth. Sultan bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Saudi Arabian Before I flew I was already aware of how small and vulnerable our planet is; but only when I saw it from space, in all its ineffable beauty and fragility, did I realize that humankind's most urgent task is to cherish and preserve it for future generations. Sigmund Jahn, Germany Two words leapt to mind as I looked down on all this: commonality and interdependence. We are one world. John David Bartoe, U. S. A. From space, I saw Earth -- indescribably beautiful with the scars of national boundaries gone. Muhammad Ahmad Faris, Syria I understood that we are all sailing in the same boat. Vladimir Kovalyonok, Russia The things that we share in our world are far more valuable than those which divide us. Donald Williams, USA What would your message from space be?