Apollo to Artemis: Their Words. Your Art

Since long before the Apollo program, people have been talking about plans to travel through space. From Presidents to Scientists and authors, peoples’ words have been recorded for future inspiration, excitement for the unknown and to document events. The excitement for exploration is the foundation for Apollo, Artemis and whatever will come after!


Choose ONE of the quotes listed and create a piece of artwork based off of it. Your art should be space-themed and the quote should be visible somehow.

“When I first looked back at the Earth, standing on the moon, I cried.” -Alan Shepard

“We want to explore. We’re curious people. Look back over history, people have put their lives at stake to go out and explore…We believe in what we’re doing. Now its time to go!” -Eileen Collins

“We will reach out to the stars.” -Stephen Hawking

“You don’t see any borders between countries in space. That’s man-made, and one experiences it only when you return to Earth.” -Sunita Williams

“Many years ago, the British explorer George Mallory, who was to die on Mount Everest, was asked why did he want to climb it. He said, ‘Because it is there’. Space is there, and we are going to climb it, and the moon and the planets are thereand new hopes for knowledge and peace are there.” -President John Kennedy

“The sun, with all those planets revolving around it, can still ripen a bunch of grapes as if it had nothing else in the universe to do.” -Galileo

“Once you’ve been in space, you appreciate how small and fragile the Earth is.” -Valentina Tereshkova