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.
“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!
Michael Brennan interviews scientists, serves as a host for both the EarthSky 90-second podcasts and EarthSky 22, and oversees the EarthSky Studio. He uses his recording expertise to help create EarthSky audio and video science interviews in both English and Spanish, making sure that our audio’s technical quality exceeds everyone’s expectations. He is a member of the EarthSky Management Team.