Famous Teide caldera on Tenerife taken 2016. One of the most important European astronomical sites. Interpretation: Connectedness to outer space requires remote placement on Earth. This is also true for launch sites to some extent.
Michael Clormann, "Remoteness", contributed by Michael Clormann, STS Infrastructures, Platform for Experimental Collaborative Ethnography, last modified 25 July 2019, accessed 1 October 2023. https://stsinfrastructures.org/content/remoteness