Credit: NASA   Earthrise, Apollo 8, 1968      
 
Credit: NASA   Earthrise, Apollo 8, 1968      
 
Credit: NASA   Earthrise, Apollo 8, 1968      
 
 
Earthrise  21 December 2018  Astronomy 
 
 
 

A small planet, insignificant in size compared to the galaxy, but still our home and one perfectly suited for life, with water and air and soil and a sun nearby to give warmth. John Gardner in The Guardian

Apollo 8, piloted by Frank Borman, James Lovell, and William Anders, was launched fifty years ago today. The mission gave us a new view of planet Earth as well as our first view of the back side of the Moon.

 
 
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