Far better it is to dare mighty things

by Cameron Brain

My brother passed along this Theodore Roosevelt quote after hearing it from Dr. Charles Elachi, Director of the JPL (Mars Curiosity Mission) during a talk at Harvard's GSD.

"Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs even though checkered by failure, than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much because they live in the gray twilight that knows neither victory nor defeat." –Theodore Roosevelt

Charles also mentioned during his talk that the JPL is developing a nuclear-heated drill head to bore into the icy moon of Titan in order to explore the vast oceans beneath the crust. Dare mighty things…