Konstantin Tsiolkovsky

Konstantin Tsiolkovsky

The scientist, the founder of modern astronautics
Man must at all costs overcome the Earth's gravity and have, in reserve, the space at least of the Solar System. All kinds of danger wait for him on the Earth. . . . We have said a great deal about the advantages of migration into space, but not all can be said or even imagined.More Konstantin Tsiolkovsky quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
All our knowledge - past, present, and future - is nothing compared to what we will never know.More Konstantin Tsiolkovsky quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Consider a cask filled with a highly compressed gas. If we open one of its taps the gas will escape through it in a continuous flow, the elasticity of the gas pushing its particles into space will continuously push the cask itself. The result will a continuous change in the motion of the cask. Given a sufficient number of taps (say, six), we would be able to regulate the outflow of the gas as we liked and the cask (or sphere) would describe any curved line in accordance with any law of velocities.More Konstantin Tsiolkovsky quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Man will not always stay on Earth; the pursuit of light and space will lead him to penetrate the bounds of the atmosphere, timidly at first, but in the end to conquer the whole of solar space.More Konstantin Tsiolkovsky quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Men are weak now, and yet they transform the Earth's surface. In millions of years their might will increase to the extent that they will change the surface of the Earth, its oceans, the atmosphere, and themselves. They will control the climate and the Solar System just as they control the Earth. They will travel beyond the limits of our planetary system; they will reach other Suns, and use their fresh energy instead of the energy of their dying luminary.More Konstantin Tsiolkovsky quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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