The wisdom of astronauts

This amazing video features footage of Earth from space and astronauts speaking on how their experience changed their lives.

This video, called Overview Effect, shows beautiful imagery of Earth as seen from space, and features testimonials from several astronauts on how the experience of looking down on Earth from space changed their lives. The video commemorates the 40th anniversary of the first image of the Earth taken from space, and was put out by Planetary Collective in January 2013.

“I fully understood that the molecules in my body, and the molecules in my partner’s bodies in the spacecraft had been prototyped in some ancient generation of stars…we are stardust.”

-Edgar Mitchell, Apollo Astronaut

Recommended full-screen viewing.

OVERVIEW from Planetary Collective on Vimeo.

“We have to start acting as one species with one destiny. We are not going to survive if we don’t do that.”

– Frank White, Author of Overview Effect

This is definitely one of the best things I’ve seen recently. It’s powerful message!

Mike Brennan