Earthrise by astronaut William Anders, 1968
a photograph of the Earth that was taken during the Apollo 8 mission. Nature photographer Galen Rowell declared it “the most influential environmental photograph ever taken.” shot with Ektachrome film developed by Kodak.
“Anders: Oh my God! Look at that picture over there! There’s the Earth coming up. Wow, is that pretty.
Borman: Hey, don’t take that, it’s not scheduled. (joking)
Anders: (laughs) You got a color film, Jim? Hand me that roll of color quick, would you…
Lovell: Oh man, that’s great!”
from the audio tape.
Apollo 8 Crew members:
Commander Frank F. Borman, II: Second and last spaceflight;
Command Module Pilot: James A. Lovell, Jr. Third spaceflight;
Lunar Module Pilot: William A. Anders.Only spaceflight.
Launch date December 21, 1968, Rocket: Saturn V SA-503. Launch site: Kennedy LC-39A. End of mission - Landing date: December 27, 1968.
Don’t go changin’
Photo with 3 notes
While I hope this is not the closest I ever come to gracing the pages of National Geographic, I can’t lie - this absolutely made my day :)
And that’s the thing about people who mean everything they say. They think everyone else does too.
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