Saturday, March 9, 2013

The Overview Effect

Since I was a little girl I have wanted to look out on the earth from space. I never aspired to be an astronaut, but I would love to go on a ride. If you have twenty minutes, watch this beautiful, beautiful video. It will make you happy to be alive.

We are stardust.

Edgar Mitchell
Apollo Astronaut


  1. What a jewel of a world we live in. Seeing the tissue-thin wrapper around this Earth really brings home our collective vulnerability. Time to wake up and attend to our dear planet as we would care for our own children.

  2. I was just going to take your word for it because I only had 30 minutes before the lasagna was ready and I was going to catch up here & elsewhere on my reader... but my son walked by, saw the planet and insisted we watch. The girl came over too, so I had one child on each knee, both leaning back into me and quietly watching for the full 18 minutes. Best 18 minutes of my weekend - hell, best 18 minutes in weeks. Such miraculous bits of life - mine & ours, perfectly positioned from the sun.

  3. Hello,

    I'm so glad you liked it.

    Frank White

  4. Frank White: How wonderful to get a comment from the creator of the video! Thank you so much for creating something so important and beautiful -- I wish the viewing was imperative for schools!



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