reach for the moon

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reach for the moon

To set one's goals or ambitions very high; to try to attain or achieve something particularly difficult. My parents always taught me to reach for the moon when I was growing up—that I could be anything I set my mind to! With all that money, you could do whatever you want. Reach for the moon, kiddo!
See also: moon, reach
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REACHING FOR THE MOON WHAT are Phil Pugh's memories?
Not content with reaching for the moon, Sir Richard - who celebrates his 67th birthday a few days after the event - stepped up to the plate for the New York date.
Fallen Astronauts: Heroes Who Died Reaching for the Moon by Colin Burgess and Kate Doolan, with Bert Vis.
Interest in Pulitzer Prize-winning American poet Elizabeth Bishop (1911-1979) enjoyed a renaissance in the lesbian community with the 2013 release of the film Reaching for the Moon, which documents Bishop's torrid relationship with the Brazilian architect Lota de Macedo Soares.
Rendered in dazzling hues, Reaching for the Moon details the 15 years Bishop (buttressed by her father's estate) spent in Brazil with Soares.
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BEIJING: The first Chinese man to walk in space was hailed as a national hero Monday, as the emerging space power gave one of its clearest indications yet that it is now reaching for the moon.
Reaching for the moon, Buzz Aldrin, ill, Wendell Minor, Read by author, Live Oak Media, 2006.
Stanford University is reaching for the moon and, what s more, says it may get there in less than 10 years.
With the first space tourists already paying millions for the privilege, we could all be reaching for the Moon by 2052.
These days 150 is small beer, but back in 1961, achieving this sort of speed was like reaching for the moon.
This is a band reaching for the moon and walking on Mars.
Thanks to Reaching for the Moon, a beautifully directed film by Bruno Baretto, Bishop is no longer merely a "female poet," dependent on the mentorship of her fellow poet Robert Lowell.
Ever since Neil Armstrong and I first landed on the moon more than thirty years ago, everyday Americans have dreamed of going UP into space," said Aldrin, who next week will come out with his first illustrated book, Reaching for the Moon, a story chronicling his lifelong dream of space travel.