Planetary Clip: How Important Is Space Travel to Humanity?

April 21, 2015 8:29 PM

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Anyone born after, say, 1970 probably takes it for granted now, but space travel fundamentally changed how we humans understand Earth and our lives on it. The documentary Planetary examines that impact across the world.

“One of the truly extraordinary events of the 20th century was space travel,” philosopher David Loy says in the doc. “And by that I don’t simply mean the fact that we went to the Moon and came back, but that this gave us a totally different perspective on the Earth.”

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