Neil deGrasse Tyson thinks we could all use a strong dose of the overview effect right now.”Amid the turbulence of a pandemic & racedemic, I offer this reflection on what Earth looks like from space, as only an Apollo astronaut can tell it,” the astrophysicist and science communicator, who directs the Hayden Planetarium at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City, said via Twitter on Saturday (May 30).Tyson attached a screengrab of the following quote by moonwalker Edgar Mitchell, the lunar module pilot on NASA’s Apollo 14 mission in 1971: “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.'”Related: Lunar legacy: 45 Apollo moon mission photosAmid the turbulence of a pandemic & racedemic, I offer this reflection on what Earth looks like from space, as only an Apollo astronaut can tell it. pic.twitter.com/CMfjTry6RIMay 30, 2020Mitchell was far… Read full this story
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