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  • NASA | Earthrise: The 51st Anniversary

    The Untold Story Of The World's Most Famous Photo

    Some of you will remember it. Others definitely should watch. This was Christmas 1968! (51 years ago)

    I'm sure you've seen the world's most famous photograph, "Earthrise". It's been on the cover of TIME and on stamps. But did you know it almost didn't happen. It was Christmas Eve, 1968. The site below is outstanding. It takes you right onto the module with the 3 astronauts and you hear them as they see it for the first time. (It begins occurring around 3 minutes, 38 seconds.)

    Just think we were alive and watching when this happened. A picture like this, taken by a human, is not likely to happen even in the distant future.

  • #2
    Good stuff. Todays kids would have said, "Hey, Instagram it - quick!".
    The only difference between death and taxes is that death does not grow worse every time Congress convenes. - Will Rogers


    • #3
      Thanks for posting this. At about that time, my sister had a picture of Earth taken from space on the end wall of her family room. It was large. It went from floor to ceiling and almost wall to wall. Her husband was a NASA lawyer/engineer. The picture was going to be discarded after some NASA event. My ex-BiL brought it home. It was on their wall for a few years and then I believe that my sister donated it to their church (for a fund raiser).
      Gary L.
      Wappinger, NY

      SDC member since 1968
      Studebaker enthusiast much longer


      • #4
        Here you go again Bill!! Thanks for the post, it needs to be put out there from time to time so that, hopefully, some of our younger folks can show it to their youngsters. The younger generations have very little knowledge of what happened in that era and how difficult it really was to do. Bill.