View Full Version : Apollo 8 Astronaut Bill Anders Reflects on Earthrise Picture

2008-Apr-22, 02:10 PM
In December of 1968, the Apollo 8 capsule had successfully gone into orbit around the moon and the crew was busy taking pictures of the lunar surface. On the third orbit, as the Apollo capsule was coming around from behind the moon, commander Frank Borman lookup up and called out, “Wow! Look at that!” [...]

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2008-Apr-22, 07:54 PM
I'm glad somebody else remembered what today is!
Happy Earth Day, Fraser!

2008-Apr-22, 08:59 PM
I love hearing about how these photographs of the Earth were "unscheduled." I'm glad the Apollo 8 crew took some time out of their schedule for this!

Gene Kranz said in his book that photographs like this "provided the environmental movement with a powerful visual expression of the concept of Spaceship Earth."

Happy Earth Day.