Apollo 14 astronaut Edgar Mitchell, the sixth person to walk on the Moon, was very frank about his view of earthly politicians in the age of space.
“From out there on the Moon, international politics look so petty,” Mitchell, who passed away last year at the age of 85, said regarding his experience in space. “You want to grab a politician by the scruff of the neck and drag him a quarter of a million miles out and say, ‘Look at that, you son of a bitch.'”
On Wednesday, the Autonomous Space Agency Network (aka ASAN) posted what it calls “the first protest in space,” directed at President Trump. Behold this new level of political dissent (and eventually, descent):
— ASAN (@ASANspace) April 12, 2017
— Gizmodo (@Gizmodo) April 13, 2017
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO SEND A TWEET TO SPACE?
2 Helium tanks: 300
160 cu.ft of helium: 160
Total: $750 pic.twitter.com/FyzWucDGX2
— ASAN (@ASANspace) April 13, 2017