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Beginning of Earthrise

Earthrise is the name given to a photograph of the Earth that was taken by astronaut William Anders in 1968 during the Apollo 8 mission. Nature photographer Galen Rowell declared it “the most influential environmental photograph ever taken. It helped in getting the environmental movement higher visibility than it had been experiencing.

Here is a video that explains how it came to be. I worked at Johnson Space Center five years later than the Apollo 8 flight. I still find things like this very interesting. I hope you enjoy it as well.

This kinda gives you an idea of how big our spec of dust is in this galaxy and you would think we could coexist. Do you really understand how petty some of the events you witness everyday are when you look at this video?

For me, it helps put into perspective how this blue marble is holding its place in this part of space. My wish is that someday humankind will become more loving to mother earth, protect it from the greedy who continue to exploit her, recover every inch of land and make it natural so that years from now, it will be able to sustain those of us who are still living here.

I guess what I’m saying is, right now, humankind is such a jerk!

Wait… I’ve met plenty of people who think that we didn’t land on the Moon. However, how would we of gotten this picture if not for the flight of Apollo 8? Hmmmm…..

So, do you have an interest of what happened in the 60’s and 70’s of space exploration?

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