Exploring Earthrise

I was searching online for a poster of the famous ‘Earthrise’ photo taken by the Apollo 8 mission, Christmas Eve 1968, when I came across these lines by T.S. Eliot in a related Guardian article.

‘We shall not cease from exploration
And the end of all our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
And know the place for the first time.’

They’re taken from ‘Little Gidding’, the last of the ‘Four Quartets’. I believe these lines perfectly sum up the human spirit and our space endeavours.