Monday, December 24, 2018

50 Years Later, the Iconic Apollo 8 Earthrise Photo Still Gives Us Chills

George Dvorsky
Dec. 24, 2018

On December 24, 1968, Apollo 8 astronauts William Anders, Jim Lovell, and Frank Borman reached lunar orbit, allowing them to become the first humans in history to witness an Earthrise. The images captured that day, showing our planet in context with the lunar landscape, remain among the most enduring photos taken during the Apollo program—and human history for that matter.

It was during their fourth orbit around the Moon that the iconic photograph was captured.

“Oh my God, look at that picture over there!” exclaimed Anders. “There’s the Earth comin’ up. Wow, is that pretty!”


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