The Overview Effect

astronomy

Planetary Collective’s exceptional documentary highlights the Overview Effect, a perspective-altering phenomenon that many people experience after visiting space.  They noted: “Common features of the experience are a feeling of awe for the planet, a profound understanding of the interconnection of all life, and a renewed sense of responsibility for taking care of the environment.”

Being able to give more people the opportunity to have these feelings in the future highlights further the importance of developing commercial space travel.

Five astronauts give their accounts of space exploration and the Overview Effect, along with other interesting experts. Meanwhile, the footage of past launches, space and – most strikingly – Earth are absolutely extraordinary.

(via Richard Branson’s blog)

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