I’m slightly embarrassed to say that I love traveling and each time I traveled somewhere it changes me. In this video, astronauts capture little moments of clarity that highlight truths about travel, adventure, and life from a new perspective.
“Traveling – it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.” – Ibn Battuta
Traveling changes us all. By traveling to new places you understand and discover new experiences. Travel makes one modest. You see what a tiny place you occupy in the world. Travelling to outer space is off course a profound experience for everybody. These former astronauts really articulate it in a way that was just a little mind-blowing.
”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