View of the Earth seen from 10,000 miles on the outward journey, Apollo 11, July 1969

View of the Earth seen from 10,000 miles on the outward journey, Apollo 11, July 1969

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Vintage chromogenic print, 20.2 x 25.4 cm

NASA AS11-36-5337, caption on verso

This view of Earth showing clouds over its surface was photographed from the Apollo 11 spacecraft during its trans-lunar journey toward the Moon. The spacecraft was already about 10,000 nautical miles from Earth when this picture was taken. Portions of the land mass of North America and Central America can be seen. Aboard Apollo 11 were astronauts Neil A. Armstrong, Michael Collins and Edwin E. Aldrin Jr.

“The world of the 1970s will be vastly different from the world of the 1960s, and many of the changes in it will result directly from the new perspective that we have suddenly acquired. By heeding the lessons learned in the last decade, and attacking our many problems with the same spirit, determination, and skill with which we have ventured into space, we can make “this island Earth” a better planet on which to live.” George M. Low, NASA Administrator, October 1970. 

About the Apollo 11 mission here

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