reach for the moon

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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Don't miss to watch Moonbound: India's Race to the Moon that brings to you a spectacular journey of an aerospace startup that came together, to reach for the moon! Can they possibly meet the harsh technical demands of a lunar mission?
Or, would you term it as trying to reach for the moon?
The mouse encourages Planet to jump and reach for the moon, and he makes an amazing leap, but falls back to earth among a pile of leaves.
The damage was estimated to cost $408 million, or $3.3 billion in current dollars."All of this serves as a reminder that though man may reach for the moon there are still natural forces on this earth that he neither understands nor is able to prevent or control," The Times wrote on September 13, 1961.
He acknowledged how difficult the task would be but urged NASA to reach for the moon anyway.
We can love our country and reach for the moon, but we should be ever watchful.
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Although you're small you can reach for the moon, An Angel for them meant you left us too soon.
Melton, who shared the slam dunk trophy with Rey Guevarra last year, actually missed his first three attempts before waving the white flag on his opening round dunk and opting to reach for the moon.
but it was one of those 'reach for the Moon' goals."
If you don't want to wear the colour you can still support the cause - Hollywood A-lister Jennifer Aniston has designed a cool 'Reach for the Moon'
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When President Kennedy committed us to reach for the moon, he said, "We choose to go to the moon, not because it is easy, but because it is hard." We did it then, in eight years, using 1960s technology.
'My mother used to tell me to reach for the moon because even if I didn't get there I'd still be among the stars,' he said shyly.
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