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Quotation by Edgar Mitchell:

"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 b*tch."


Edgar Mitchell     (more by this author)

1930 -

An American pilot, retired Captain in the United States Navy and NASA astronaut. As the Lunar Module pilot of Apollo 14, he spent nine hours working on the lunar surface in the Fra Mauro Highlands region, making him the sixth person to walk on the Moon.

Country: United States

Type: Prose
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