January 1, 2014

Earthrise 2014


In December of 1968, the crew of Apollo 8 became the first people to leave our home planet and travel to another body in space. But as crew members Frank Borman, James Lovell, and William Anders all later recalled, the most important thing they discovered was Earth.

Using photo mosaics and elevation data from Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO), this video commemorates the 45th anniversary of Apollo 8's historic flight by recreating the moment when the crew first saw and photographed the Earth rising from behind the Moon.

Posted by gerardvanderleun at January 1, 2014 1:01 AM
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Not sure how those guys kept all their sh!t in one sock after overcoming and corralling the fear that had to be present, and then witnessing the overflowing bounty of sights and scenes that passed before their bubble helmets and hatches.

I'd have gone all Ed Mitchell pretty much immediately.

Posted by: Andy at January 1, 2014 11:02 AM

Sorry, folks, gotta use three over-used words here: That's fucking awesome!

Posted by: Kerry at January 1, 2014 5:06 PM