Saturday, January 15, 2011

"Look at that, you son of a bitch."

[In outer space] 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."

— Apollo 14 Astronaut Edgar Mitchell

photo from the Kayuga moon probe

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