The Overview Effect: The Science Behind BlueMarbles.org
Astronauts describe the oneness of our Blue Marble from space.
Posted on Feb 21st, 2013
"Once a photograph of the Earth, taken from outside, is available ... a new idea as poweful as any in history will be let loose." - Fred Hoyle, 1948
"We're stardust ...The beauty of seeing Earth as a planet, as opposed to being down here among it, is a wonderful experience." - Edgar Mitchell, Apollo Astronaut
"The Whole Earth perspective is the true symbol of this age. There is going to be a greater interest in communicating this idea. We're not going to survive unless we do that." - Ron Garan, Shuttle Astronaut
"Awe is one of those words that you have a better understanding of ... It's this dynamic alive place that you see glowing all the time...I don't know how you can't have a greater appreciation for it after you see it that way." Nicole Stott, Shuttle Astronaut