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07:44

‘First protest in space' targets Trump with an astronaut's famous words - The Washington Post

‘First protest in space’ targets Trump with an astronaut’s famous words - The Washington Post
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/speaking-of-science/wp/2017/04/14/first-protest-in-space-targets-trump-with-an-astronauts-famous-words/?tid=sm_tw
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The tweet was quoting Apollo 14 astronaut Edgar Mitchell, the sixth person to walk on the moon. He famously said of viewing Earth from space: “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.’ ” This quote has been cited as an example of the overview effect, a perspective shift toward global unity and conservation reported by astronauts struck by the planet’s fragility.

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