Ching Ch'ing, a Chinese Ch'an master, asked a monk:
-What is the sound outside?
The monk answered:
-That is the sound of rain.
The master said:
-Sentient beings are upside down, they lose themselves in pursuit of things.
Well every time you go to a new place where you have never been before it is an amazing experience. It is the same thing to the austronauts especially going to space. But it seems those experiences does not result to enlightenment..