Earth rise 1968

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This iconic image Earthrise credited to NASA, was taken by astronaut William Anders during the Apollo 8 mission, the first manned voyage to the Moon.

Last month NASA invited the Apollo 8 crew back to talk about their achievements in a live tv programme.

See this image of Apollo 8 preparing for takeoff.

Earthrise was nominated in this year’s 100 Greatest moments in aviation, but alas, lost out to Apollo 11 moon landing

Here is Flight’s coverage of the iconic event…

 

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