Earth as Seen by Apollo 8 Crew in Moon Orbit

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Title

Earth as Seen by Apollo 8 Crew in Moon Orbit

Alternative Title

Earthrise

Subject

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (U.S.)
NASA
Apollo Project (U.S.)
Project Apollo (U.S.)
Earth
Moon

Description

A view of Earth from the Moon. This iconic photograph was taken by the crew of Apollo 8, the first manned spacecraft to leave Earth's orbit and the first to orbit another celestial body, the Moon. Apollo 8 launched from Launch Complex 39A at John F. Kennedy Space Center in Merritt Island, Florida, on December 21, 1968.. The spacecraft would was manned by Mission Commander Frank Borman (1928-), Lunar Module Pilot William Anders (1933-), and Command Module Pilot Jim Lovell (1928-). Apollo 8 returned to Earth on December 27.

Source

Original color photographic print, December 24, 1968: Private Collection of Dr. Calvin D. Fowler.

Date Created

1968-12-24

Contributor

Fowler, Calvin "Cal" D.

Is Format Of

Digital reproduction of original color photographic print, December 24, 1968.

Is Part Of

Dr. Calvin Fowler Collection, Florida Space Coast History Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.

Format

image/jpg

Extent

97 KB

Medium

1 color photographic print

Type

Still Image

Coverage

Launch Complex 39A, John F. Kennedy Space Center, Merritt Island, Florida

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher
Civics/Government Teacher
Geography Teacher

Provenance

Originally created by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration and owned by Dr. Calvin D. Fowler.

Rights Holder

Copyright to this resource is held by Dr. Calvin D. Fowler and is provided here by RICHES of Central Florida for educational purposes only.

Curator

Michlowitz, Robert
Cepero, Laura

Digital Collection

External Reference

"Apollo 8." National Aeronautics and Space Administration. http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/apollo/missions/apollo8.html#.VYrsV_lVhHw.

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Original Format

1 color photographic print

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