Jun 16, 2011

Perspective: Astronauts Have It

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

1 comment:

  1. To paraphrase Sagan, science can be an intense source of spirituality. This quote gives me the tinglies.


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