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Atlantic Article: The Power of Seeing the Earth From Space

The Whole World: The Power of Seeing the Earth From Space

In celebration of Earth Day, a collection of thoughts about how our planet looks from orbit

Article from The Atlantic, April 22, 2012
"Just over 500 of the more than seven billion human beings that live on Earth have seen with their own eyes what the planet looks like from space. The experience, they say, is profound and humbling."

"The first day or so we all pointed to our countries. The third or fourth day we were pointing to our continents. By the fifth day, we were aware of only one Earth."

– Sultan Salman Abdulaziz Al-Saud

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