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Soon The Rest Of The World Will Get To Experience What Astronauts Call The ‘Overview Effect’

Soon the rest of humanity will get to watch what astronauts see when they look out of the windows of the International Space Station.

“There’s something that astronauts have that’s described as the overview effect,” says Wade Larson, co-founder of Urthecast. “They often get very philosophical, and even emotional, when they describe this effect when they step out of the Earth’s gravitational pull, and looking back and seeing what the planet looks like. It’s a sense of connectedness and you know, the big picture in the sense of ecological fragility.”

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