That’s the World.

“There’s one place that humans can go where the rules are different. Right now it’s the space station. There you have zero gravity and all of a sudden you’re in a place where you can fly around and float. And from there you get this view of Earth. And it’a the whole Earth with your own eyes. There’s no borders down there and it looks different every time you look out the window. You realize from that perspective you’re alone in space and it’s alone in space. We realize the Earth is a giant spaceship floating in the middle of nowhere. That’s the world. That’s the world we live in.”

— Astronaut Gregory Chamitoff, who flew on Space Shuttle Endeavour’s last mission speaking on Sept. 21 at the arrival ceremony of the shuttle in Los Angeles.

(via Ian Hamilton)