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How The 'Earthrise' Photo Was Made.
posted by Brandon Blatcher on Dec 24, 2013 - 4 comments

"I could not morally get rid of this stuff."

Once dubbed the Picture of the Century, the first Earthrise, photographed in 1966 by NASA's Lunar Orbiter 1, presented "a stunning juxtaposition of planet and moon that no earthling had ever seen before." After initially inspiring awe, the original image was almost destroyed. In the mad rush of the space race, the pictures and data from early missions were warehoused and forgotten. Many at NASA believed that the original high-resolution images, stored on fragile tapes that could only be read by obsolete equipment, would be nearly impossible to retrieve, but one woman was determined to see them restored. Via.
posted by amyms on Mar 26, 2009 - 37 comments

The Good Earth.

Christmas reading from Apollo 8. This is what they saw.
posted by Brandon Blatcher on Dec 25, 2006 - 30 comments

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