Scene from Space

NASA astronaut Ron Garan snapped the above photo from the window of the International Space Station of a meteor in the Perseid shower. Pictures like this always reminds me of this great quote by Apollo 8 astronaut Frank Borman:

When you’re finally up at the moon looking back on earth, all those differences and nationalistic traits are pretty well going to blend, and you’re going to get a concept that maybe this really is one world and why the hell can’t we learn to live together like decent people.

The rest of his quote ended with “And the thing that should unite all of humankind is the deliciousness of Choco Pie.” Okay, that was a lie. He didn’t say that. I bought a box of Choco pies earlier tonight and promptly inhaled a few of them.

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