Saturday, March 29, 2008

Space Access 2008 - Frank White (via web), on The Overview Effect/Overview Institute

Frank White wrote The Overview Effect: Space Exploration and Human Evolution about how people feel about looking at the Earth from Space.

Frank interviewed 16 astronauts. They each seemed to be moved by the view of the Earth from space. It helps to put little, petty problems in perspective.

Up till now only a couple hundreds have experienced the Overview Effect. As more people go into space, and still others experience via virtual reality, it will lead to a wider diffusion of the Overview Effect. Frank feels this should be studied.

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