The Big Picture: Spaceship Earth

"There are no passengers on Spaceship Earth. We are all crew."
- Marshall McLuhan, 1964


"It is not easy to see how the more extreme forms of nationalism can long survive when men have seen the Earth in its true perspective as a single small globe against the stars."
- Arthur C. Clarke


"For the first time, we saw our world, not as a solid, immovable, kind of indestructible place, but as a very small, fragile-looking world just hanging against the blackness of space."
- Brian Cox on the Apollo 8 photo of Earthrise
TED talk, Why We Need the Explorers, 19 April 2010 - by Mark Robinowitz - updated December 17, 2017