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The Overview Effect
This presentation was recorded on November 7, 2013 in the "Moving Beyond Earth" exhibition at the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC. Human spaceflight has changed our world, but can a perspective born in space change the world too? The Overview Effect, a term that describes a shift in worldview fostered by seeing the Earth from orbit or the Moon, has had a profound impact on the astronauts who have experienced it. Here you will see a discussion with Overview Institute co-founders David Beaver and Frank White, and astronauts Michael Lopez-Alegria and Sandy Magnus. The program was moderated by Roger Launius, associate director of the National Air and Space Museum. The Overview Effect is a phenomenon that is often intellectually understood, but the experience itself is difficult to communicate because the astronauts and those listening to their message do not have a common framework for understanding. The founders and supporters of the Institute feel that its message could have a salutary effect on the environmental movement, international relations, and a multitude of humanitarian issues.
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1 hr 16 min 30 sec
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