“Iā€™m struck again by the irony that spaceflight ā€“ conceived in the cauldron of nationalistic rivalries and hatreds ā€“ brings with it a stunning transnational vision. You spend even a little time contemplating the Earth from orbit and the most deeply ingrained nationalisms begin to erode. They seem the squabbles of mites on a plum.”

Carl SaganPale Blue Dot

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