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First Ever Trump Protest Launched in Space, “Look at That, You Son of a B*tch”

“Look at that, you son of a bitch.” That was the message of what is believed to be the first political protest in space, and it was directed at the President of the United States:

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The Tweet was launched into space by a weather balloon belonging to the Autonomous Space Agency Network (ASAN), an anonymous group of space scientists.

Washington Post reports:

The tweet was quoting Apollo 14 astronaut Edgar Mitchell, the sixth person to walk on the moon. He famously said of viewing Earth from 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.’ ” This quote has been cited as an example of the overview effect, a perspective shift toward global unity and conservation reported by astronauts struck by the planet’s fragility.

“Everyone at ASAN is a pretty big fan of Dr. Mitchell, who was one of the more … colorful characters to have ever set foot on another celestial body,” the ASAN member said. “We sought to send a message of protest to President Trump against his proposed budget cuts for NASA’s Earth science program, which is invaluable to understanding climate change and making informed, data-driven policy decisions.”

Scientist Neil deGrasse Tyson is also a big fan of Mitchell, as he tweeted the entire original quote when Mitchell passed away in 2016:

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