Listen To Astronauts Talk Earth, From Space
Astronauts who spend time looking at Earth from orbit or beyond say it changes their perspectives on their lives, the environment and civilization.By Evan Thomas | April 20, 2016
There's something about looking at Earth from space. There's no other place like it, as far as we know, and for most of us, the view from the ground is all we ever experience.
"Consider again that dot. That's here. That's home. That's us. On it, everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you've ever heard of, every human being there ever was, lived out their lives," Carl Sagan said.
Only a handful of people have ever left the planet. In the decades since manned spaceflight started, fewer than 600 people have ever seen Earth from that rare perspective.