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					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?

				
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Description: "The Earth was small, light blue, and so touchingly alone" - Aleksei Leonov, USSR.