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“We will never get a man into space. This Earth is man’s sphere and it was never intended that he should get away from it. The moon is a superior planet to the Earth and it was never intended that man should go there. You can write it down in your books that this will never happen.”

Apostle Joseph Fielding Smith, at stake conference in Honolulu, 14 May 1961. see D. Michael Quinn, Elder Statesman: A Biography of J. Reuben Clark (Salt Lake City, UT: Signature Books, 15 April 2002), 498.