The overview effect

Sunday 09 December 2012, 12:15:00 | ruimtevaart

40 jaar geleden maakten de astronauten aan boord van de Apollo-17 deze foto, "The Blue Marble":

[[image: 300px-The_Earth_seen_from_Apollo_17.jpg from upload.wikimedia.org]]

Nu is het 40 jaar later en is deze korte film gemaakt over The overview effect. (Vimeo)

Indrukwekkend en inspirerend.

"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. "

-- Apollo 14 astronaut Edgar Mitchell