“You develop an instant global consciousness, a people orientation, an intense disatisfaction 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 (censored).'”
Edgar Mitchell, Ph.D., The Way of the Explorer © 1996 about how seeing Earth from space changed him
Edgar Dean Mitchell, Ph. D., Apollo 14 astronaut
and 6th man to walk on the moon, died Thursday, February 4, 2016, on
the 45th anniversary of the Apollo 14 mission that launched January 31, 1971,
landed on the moon on February 5, and returned to Earth on February 9, 1971.