“When you see Earth from space for the first time, you literally fall in love with your home planet. The emotion is intense in front of the combination of beauty, fragility of life and power of the geological and meteorological elements.” says Jean-François Clervoy, ESA astronaut and member of the advisory board of OneHome.
In orbit, astronauts experienced a profound love for the Earth and a deep feeling of oneness with our planet. They frequently expressed how, when seeing the Earth from space, it made them feel connected to home, the only home we have got. This profound transformation, known as the Overview Effect, has changed them forever. OneHome aims at reconnecting Humans to the Earth using the beauty and wonder of our planet seen from space, through this deep home feeling.
“Jean-François Clervoy demonstrates the profound transformative effect of the view of our planet from space. Our mission is to open this experience to everyone. Sharing this message of hope for Earthday’s 50th birthday and at a moment where half of humanity is confined at home, was very important to us” said Jean-Pierre Goux, Founder and President at OneHome.
OneHome, launched on April 22, publishes every day on Instagram and Facebook inspirational views of the Earth using images from a NASA satellite located one millions away, and processed by the technology of our partner Blueturn. We were the first, in human history, to produce videos of the Full Earth rotating in space. “The overview effect makes us realize how lucky we all are to live on such a unique and beautiful, though finite and isolated, planet – a true spaceship that we have the duty to manage as such.” says Jean-François Clervoy, ESA astronaut and member of the advisory board of OneHome.
About Jean-François Clervoy
Jean-François Clervoy, European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut, has flown three times in space aboard the space shuttle Atlantis (STS-66, STS-84) and Discovery (STS 103). He is also founder and CEO of AirZeroG, a company providing zero-G parabolic flights for scientific and private missions. He is ambassador of the World Ocean network and of the ocean protection NGO Te Mana O Te Moana.