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One incredible quote from Edgar Mitchell, the 6th man to walk on the moon

One incredible quote from Edgar Mitchell, the 6th man to walk on the moon

US astronaut Edgar Mitchell - the sixth man to walk on the Moon - died aged 85 last week.

His family said Captain Mitchell passed away at a hospice in West Palm Beach, Florida, just a day before the 45th anniversary of his Moon landing.

In 1974, speaking of the his space flight, the Apollo 14 astronaut told People magazine:

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.'

H/T: Jon Benjamin

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