'First View of Earth from Moon', 23 August 1966.

NASA

'First View of Earth from Moon',  23 August 1966.
2 1 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 13cm

Description

'The world's first view of Earth taken by a spacecraft from the vicinity of the Moon. The photograph was transmitted to Earth by the United States Lunar Orbiter I and received at the NASA tracking station at Robledo De Chavela near Madrid, Spain. This crescent of the Earth was photographed on 23 August 1966 at 16:35 GMT when the spacecraft was on its sixteenth orbit and just about to pass behind the Moon'.

© National Aeronautics & Space Administration / Science & Society

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