To celebrate Earth Day, let’s share an amazing image from one of my favorite sources of incredible imagery, NASA – enter the historic “Earthrise” photo captured on the Apollo 8 mission on Christmas Eve, Dec. 24, 1968.
About the photo… That evening, the astronauts–Commander Frank Borman, Command Module Pilot Jim Lovell, and Lunar Module Pilot William Anders–held a live broadcast from lunar orbit, in which they showed pictures of the Earth and moon as seen from their spacecraft. Said Lovell, “The vast loneliness is awe-inspiring and it makes you realize just what you have back there on Earth.” They ended the broadcast with the crew taking turns reading from the book of Genesis. Source: NASA
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