Earthrise: 50 Years Since Apollo 8

Fifty years ago today, three American astronauts read from the Book of Genesis, on Christmas Eve, as their space ship orbited the moon. The New York Times has produced two films, one short 5-minute film and one fantastic, longer 30-minute film, that remembers the iconic photo, that memorializes a stunning moment in human history.

The iconic “Earthrise” image taken by astronaut Bill Anders on Apollo 8 on Christmas Eve 1968. Friday marked the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 8 liftoff (William Anders, NASA)

About Clarke Morledge

Clarke Morledge -- Computer Network Engineer, College of William and Mary... I hiked the Mount of the Holy Cross, one of the famous Colorado Fourteeners, with some friends in July, 2012. My buddy, Mike Scott, snapped this photo of me on the summit. View all posts by Clarke Morledge

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