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Artwork: Suite of 11 Etchings, 1979   —  SPACEMAN, by John August Swanson


Circling the earth in my orbital spaceship, I marveled at the beauty of our planet. People of the world, let us safeguard and enhance this beauty–not destroy it. –Yuri Gagarin

The earth is a delicate flower and it must be cared for. It’s lonely. It’s small. It’s isolated. And, we are mistreating it. This is our home, and this is all we’ve got. –Scott Carpenter

To see the earth as it truly is, small and blue and beautiful in that eternal silence where it floats, is to see ourselves as riders on the earth together, brothers on that bright loveliness in the eternal cold–brothers who know now they are truly brothers. –Archibald MacLeish

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April 11, 2018