"In outer space 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 neck and drag him a quarter of a million miles out and say, "look at that, you son of a bitch.""
— Edgar Mitchell
NASA astronaut, born September 17, 1930