What’s This Thing Happening To Astronauts Returning To Earth?

by John Johnston on 02/21/2013

in Earth,Living,Social,Technology

Blue Marble Earth

Clearly, to go to space and be able to look back at the amazing “Blue Marble” that is Earth is a life-changing experience. In this excellent Planetary Collective short film, astronauts reveal their perspective-altering experiences of viewing our huge yet fragile world from above.

This mind-altering event is referred to as the “Overview Effect”. By all accounts, despite what you might think it will be like, nothing can prepare you for just how much the experience changes your perspective of the world, and humanity’s place in it. This film is well worth a viewing.

Image credit: NASA

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