This week the independent space agency, Autonomous Space Agency Network (ASAN) launched the world’s “first protest in space.”
The “protest” was aimed at Donald Trump shortly after it was announced that he plans to make cuts to NASA, mainly to their climate research programs.
ASAN, which is known for promoting open source DIY space exploration, launched a weather balloon from one of dozens of concrete crosses in Arizona, previously used to calibrate the first spy satellites. Attached to the balloon was the message, “Look at that you son of a bitch.”
A photo was taken of the giant tweet-message above Earth, which the group then posted on Twitter:
— ASAN (@ASANspace) April 12, 2017
The message is taken from Apollo 14 astronaut Edgar Mitchell, the sixth person to walk on the moon, who said, as he looked at Earth from the moon:
“From out there on the moon, international politics look so petty. 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.’”
ASAN stated that the “protest” was in solidarity with the upcoming March for Science, which will take place on Earth Day, April 22.
Watch the “first protest in space” here: