Monthly Archives: November 2011

Awesome Technology

Poetry! They should have sent a poet. So beautiful. So beautiful… I had no idea.

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You develop an instant global consciousness, a people orientation, an intense dissatisfaction with the state of the world, and a compulsion to do something about it. From out there on the moon, international politics look so petty. 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.

— Edgar Mitchell, Apollo 14 astronaut, People magazine, 8 April 1974.

High res original footage available from NASA.