Picture This

An iconic image of Earth, a Christmas gift from the crew of Apollo 8

24 December 2018 Astronomy Now

Fifty years ago this week, the crew of Apollo 8 witnessed Earthrise over the limb of the moon, capturing the historic moment in an iconic photo that came to symbolize the Cold War space race, the budding environmental movement and the dream of a slain president. Many at NASA consider Apollo 8 the agency’s boldest mission.