01 October 2011

On a perspective of humanity

You develop an instant global consciousness, a people orientation, an intense dissatisfaction with the state of the world, and a compulsion to do something about it. From out there on the moon, international politics look so petty. You want to grab a politician by the scruff of the neck and drag him a quarter of a million miles out and say, "Look at that, you son of a bitch."
Edgar Mitchell
Apollo 14 astronaut
People Magazine
8 April 1974.

From NASA, this is the northwest coast of the United States to central South America at night.

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