NASA Astronaut Scott Kelly: Seeing Earth Made Me More Empathetic
Retired NASA astronaut Scott Kelly spent 340 days in space aboard the International Space Station in 2015-2016, a trip that changed his DNA by 7%. He said that his space career also changed his perspective on life, making him more empathetic. He wants more people to experience the life-changing effects of visiting space. In an interview with Business Insider Kelly said, "I think it makes you a more empathetic person, More in touch with humanity and who we are, and what we should do to not only to take care of the planet but also to solve our common problems, which clearly are many."