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So It Turns Out Going To Space Can Have a Pretty Profound Impact On You [VIDEO]

These former astronauts really put it into perspective.


Though you can probably imagine that a trip to space is life-changing, it’s hard for us regular folk to understand the impact such a trip could have on your psyche. In this video, former astronauts attempt to articulate the ways in which their lives changed upon returning to Earth after orbiting it.

Put together by Planetary Collective, the short film shows what the perspective shift known as the “Overview Effect” does to astronauts after they return to Earth – a condition so called because of their experience looking down on the Earth as a “Blue Marble” from above. These space cowboys have experienced everything from awe to responsibility.

It’s incredibly profound. Bring a tissue.

(via UPROXX, image via Vimeo)

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Sam Maggs is a writer and televisioner, currently hailing from the Kingdom of the North (Toronto). Her first book, THE FANGIRL'S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY will be out soon from Quirk Books. Sam’s parents saw Star Wars: A New Hope 24 times when it first came out, so none of this is really her fault.