“The actual experience exceeds all expectations and is something that’s hard to put to words… It sort of reduces things to a size that you think everything is manageable…. All these things that may seem big and impossible … We can do this. Peace on Earth – No problem. It gives people that type of energy … that type of power, and I have experienced that.”

~Anousheh Ansari

Our Mission: The Overview Effect

The Overview Effect is a term used to describe the cognitive shift in awareness which occurs to astronauts when they see the Earth from orbit or the Moon. The term refers to the experience of the reality of seeing firsthand the Earth against the backdrop of space. It was first coined in 1987 by Space for Humanity advisor Frank White in his book The Overview Effect — Space Exploration and Human Evolution’.