December 23, 2018

"Earthrise" Taken by Apollo 8 Crew, Christmas Eve, 1968

Fifty years ago we got our first view of this planet from outer space as seen by the crew of Apollo 8. The poet Archibald MacLeish was moved to write, "To see the earth as it truly is, small and blue and beautiful in that eternal silence where it floats, is to see ourselves as riders on the earth together, brothers on that bright loveliness in the eternal cold -- brothers who know now they are truly brothers." 


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