Vienna, Austria – (September 12, 2019) – The Moon Village Association (MVA) aims to encourage peaceful, co-operative global exploration and settlement of the Moon. The general public is an important stakeholder of the MVA, so proposing activities that interest and inspire global citizens is a major step in getting them involved.
The MVA is now pursuing this aim through the development and launch of payloads to the lunar surface, fostering global cooperation and inspiring the public.
The first payload the MVA has chosen to develop will consist of one or more cameras delivered to the surface of the Moon. In addition to other scientific and commercial instruments, the camera(s) will have a significant cultural objective: they will look back at our planet with the goal to allow people from anywhere on Earth to experience the famous “Overview Effect.” The images will be distributed via the MVA website.(more…)
This week on The Space Show with Dr. David Livingston…
1. Monday, November 5, 2012, 2-3:30 PM PST (5-6:30 PM EST, 4-5:30 PM CST): We welcome JASON ANDREWS back to the program to discuss new updates with Spaceflight Services & Andrews Space.
2. Tuesday, November 6 , 2012, 7-8:30 PM PST (10-11:30 PM EST, 9-10:30 PM CST): No program tonight due to election return monitoring.
3. Friday, November 9, 2012, 9:30-11 AM PST (11:30- 1 PM CST, 12:30PM-2:00 PM EST): No show today as I have jury duty.
4. Sunday, November 11, 2012, 12-1:30 PM PST (3-4:30 PM EST, 2–3:30 PM CST). We welcome back FRANK WHITE re his discovery of the Overview Effect with important updates.
The ‘Flight of the Spider’
Schweickart’s epiphany had brought home to him the futility of war and the wasted resources and lives spent defending lines marking nations which he wasn’t even aware of from his privileged vantage point. He wrote that he wished he could “take a person in each hand, one from each side in the various conflicts, and say, ‘Look. Look at it from this perspective. Look at that. What’s important?'”
If you had this view, would you invest your money to preserve the planet or to try to get rich selling the trip to the wealthy and privileged?
Astronauts Get Down to Earth
Space travelers from around the world are gathering this week to focus on the most precious planet they’ve ever discovered: Earth.
The planetary introspectionÂ is taking placeÂ in SeattleÂ during this year’s congress of the Association of Space Explorers, which brings together astronauts and cosmonauts from the United States, Russia and other nations….
Perhaps the most enduring way of passing along the “Overview Effect” is by getting young people excited about space exploration, and the Association of Space Explorers was doing its part on that front this week. The spacefliers spent more time in public outreach -Â at Seattle-area schools, universities and other venuesÂ -Â than they did being cooped up in lecture halls.
OVERVIEW INSTITUTE PRESS RELEASE
More than 20 renowned experts in the fields of space, science, media, and humanitarian services have joined forces to raise public awareness of the Overview Effect, a term used to describe the experience astronauts have when seeing Earth firsthand from outer space, and the resulting sense of unification that is brought on by this unique perspective.
On May 31st, at the National Space Societyâ€™s annual conference in Washington, D.C., these individuals, formally known as The Overview Group, will issue a joint declaration calling for the formation of an Overview Institute to promote awareness of the Overview Effect. The potential cultural impact of the Overview Effect is expected to become increasingly significant as space tourism begins.
The Overview Group includes: Dr. Edgar Mitchell (Apollo Astronaut, sixth man on the moon), Dr. Barbara Marx Hubbard (author and President of the Foundation for Conscious Evolution), Frank White (author of the Overview Effect), Douglas Trumbull (Oscar Award winning Special Effects Supervisor of 2001: A Space Odyssey), Dan Curry (Emmy Award winning Visual Effects Supervisor for Star Trek), and George Whitesides (Executive Director of the National Space Society). A panel composed of several Group members will make the presentation. The moderator will be Keith Ferrell, former Editor of Omni Magazine.