“The Overview Effect”: 5 Astronauts Explain What It Means to See Earth From Space

We are all crew on spaceship earth

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The phenomenon is called the “Overview Effect”.

When astronauts first see our planet from space, they report an overwhelming sense of euphoria and the futility of human conflict. Some even break down in tears at the sight of our planet alone in…

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