IT WAS FIFTY YEARS AGO TODAY- CHRISTMAS EVE DECEMBER 24, 1968 ASTRONAUT BILL ANDERS ON APOLLO 8 PHOTOGRAPHS ‘EARTHRISE’

Earthrise

It was fifty years ago today- Christmas Eve 1968- December 24, 1968- astronaut Bill Anders on Apollo 8 took what might be the most significant photograph in history.

Anders: Oh my God! Look at that picture over there! There’s the Earth coming up. Wow, that’s pretty.
Borman: Hey, don’t take that, it’s not scheduled. (joking)
Anders: (laughs) You got a color film, Jim?
            Hand me that roll of color quick, would you…
Lovell: Oh man, that’s great!

 

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