The Overview Effect

08 Dec, 2012 · Sascha · Kurzfilm,Wissenschaft

The Overview Effect is a cognitive shift in awareness reported by some astronauts and cosmonauts during spaceflight, often while viewing the Earth from orbit or from the lunar surface.

Wunderschöner kleiner Kurzfilm mit fünf Astronauten über ihre Erlebnisse und dem Autor Frank White, der den Begriff Overview Effect in seinem Buch beschrieb. Das sollte jeder mal erleben.


via Devour

First coined by author Frank White in 1987, The Overview Effect is the term used to describe the cognitive shift in awareness caused by the awe-inspiring experience of viewing the Earth from orbit. To mark the 40th anniversary of the famous “Blue Marble” photograph, five astronauts describe their first-hand experience with the cosmic phenomenon.