Jeff Bezos Faces Down “The Overview Effect” In Space

Space travel famously makes astronauts feel bonded with humanity. But I’m not sure it works on billionaires

Jeff Bezos, by Daniel Oberhaus, 2019
“The Earth’s limb”, by NASA
“Astronaut Scott Kelly in the cupola”, NASA
A space-station drawing by Rick Guidice for NASA from the 1970s

I write three times a week about tech, science, culture — and how those collide. Writer for NYT mag/Wired; author of “Coders” and “Smarter Than You Think”