Word Photo Day 2016 — The Global Human: Social Comments

August 19 is World Photo Day. To mark the importance and impact of photography, here is Earthrise with the Earth as seen from Apollo 8, captured during lunar orbit December 24, 1968: See also: World’s first (permanent) photograph, taken in 1826 or 1826

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Earthrise

This month marks the 50th anniversary of the launch of Lunar Orbiter 1. It was the first of five Lunar Orbiters intended to photograph the Moon’s surface to aid in the selection of future landing sites for the Apollo missions. The spacecraft’s camera captured the data used in this restored version of the first image of Earth from […]

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