A balloon took the protest to new heights and tweeting at Donald Trump to the next level.
The Autonomous Space Agency Network, which is an independent space exploration community, launched the tweet with the Aphrodite-1 balloon.
The line itself might seem like a generic dig at the President, out of context even. But it’s actually a quote from late astronaut Edgar Mitchell. When he walked on the moon, Mitchell said all of Earth’s problems seemed so small from such a distance:
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 is touting this as the first “protest in space,” though technically the sign never got to space. It flew 90,000 feet up, which is still a few hundred-thousand feet short of space.