June 24, 2014

Relativity As Told By An Astronaut

Earth as seen from the Moon, taken during the Apollo 11 mission in 1969.

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

2 comments:

  1. Great quote! And I don't really need to be on the Moon to want to grab a politician by the scruff of the neck and drag.... well, let's stop this train of thought.

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  2. I thought a lot of people might relate to it, it's why I thought to post it :)

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