The Earth from space, July 1969.
© National Aeronautics & Space Administration / Science & Society
This picture was taken by the Apollo 11 astronauts on their journey to the moon. Spain, North Africa and the Middle East can clearly be seen. Apollo 11, carrying astronauts Neil Armstrong, Edwin 'Buzz' Aldrin and Michael Collins, was the first manned lunar landing mision. It was launched on 16th July 1969 and Armstrong and Aldrin became the first and second men to walk on the moon on 21st July 1969. Collins remained in lunar orbit.