2013-12-24

'A grand oasis in the vastness of space'

This year marks the 45th anniversary of the flight of Apollo 8, the first time ever that human beings visited another world.

This photo of the earth rising over the lunar horizon, made on Christmas Eve 1968, changed forever the way we viewed our home planet.



A new visualisation shows the events that led to this iconic photo being made. The video includes audio transmissions from the mission and is narrated by Andrew Chaikin, author of A Man on the Moon. Photographers especially will appreciate the astronauts’ experience.

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