“It is sometimes argued, by people who can know very little about either science or science fiction, that the actual achievement of space travel will mean the end of romances about the subject. The reverse is more likely to be the case… The more we really know, the greater is the scope for fiction; only feeble minds are paralyzed by facts.
It is surely only a matter of time before artists, writers, and musicians express their reactions to man’s newest conquest of his environment. From the exploration of space has already come such a flood of knowledge as the world has never before seen. But that is not enough, for without feeling and emotion, knowledge alone is no more than a weariness of the soul.”
- Arthur C. Clark from The Promise of Space
Via Jimmy Marble