1968 Earth Rise

About a year or so after I arrived on planet Earth, NASA’s Apollo 8 was circumnavigating and surveying the moon in preparation for the Apollo 11 Moon walk. While the three man crew were busy taking photographs of the lunar surface, they had the very rare opportunity of seeing the Earth rise of the empty lunar plains.

Three astronauts sharing the Apollo 8 capsule for many days were the first humans to see the Earth rise over an alien landscape. In this re-creation, using NASA’s LRO data, historic photos and mission recordings, you can feel their excitement and their reaction as they scrambled to capture these photos.

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