When viewing the Earth from space, many astronauts experience overwhelming feelings of awe, transcendence, and connectedness with humanity and the planet, commonly referred to as the Overview Effect. Space for Humanity Executive Director, RachelLyons, discusses how this view could be the post important perspective of the time, and is becoming accessible to more than just professional astronauts and the ultra-wealthy.
RachelLyons is a key advocate of the space movement. She is Executive Director of Space for Humanity, a non-profit organization which aims to use the spaceflight experience as a way to expand the perspective on Earth. Under her leadership, Space For Humanity has received public support from some of the space industry's most prominent and influential leaders including Richard Branson, Jeff Bezos, NASA astronauts and other industry leaders.
Ultimately, Lyons believes that if we, as individuals, take on a grander perspective, we can contribute to greater societal change. She works to expand her perspective every day through leadership training, spending time in nature, learning about space, movement and dance. It is her wish that people from all over the world understand we are part of something much greater and in turn use that perspective to treat each other and the planet with deeper respect. spaceforhumanity.org/ This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at ted.com/tedx