[section_tc fullwidth=’0′ no_column_margin=’0′ equalize_five=’0′ video_bg=’0′ section_title=’Anna Marcius’ section_intro=’Lead Developer, WordPress Enthusiast’][column_tc span=’4′][image_tc url=’http://augmented-experiences.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/placeholders-767×632-4.gif’ animation=’fadeInUp’ timing=’linear’ trigger_pt=’0′ duration=’1000′ delay=’0′ target=’_self’][/image_tc][/column_tc][column_tc span=’8′][text_tc]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 it’s time to go.

— Eileen Collins, STS-114 commander, a few days before the re-launch of the Space Shuttle program, reported on Space.com, 11 July 2005.

Of all investments into the future, the conquest of space demands the greatest efforts and the longest-term commitment . . . but it also offers the greatest reward: none less than a universe.

— Daniel Christlein

As we got further and further away, it (the Earth) dimished in size. Finally it shrank to the size of a marble, the most beautiful you can imagine. That beautiful, warm, living object looked so fragile, so delicate, that if you touched it with a finger it would crumble and fall apart. Seeing this has to change a man.

— James B. Irwin, Apollo 15.[/text_tc][/column_tc][/section_tc]