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NASA Released 17,000+ Photos From All The Apollo Missions

Earthrise

45 years ago, meaning in 1968, on Christmas Eve, three American astronauts orbited the Moon for the very first time in the history via Apollo 8 and snapped enormous photos of Earth, Moon and the famous ‘Earthrise‘ – a dramatic color photo of the Earth rising over the lunar surface, with the blackness of outer space as a backdrop – from being inside the lunar lander. Lately, on the occasion of 45th anniversary of that mission, on Dec 20, space agency NASA released more than 17,000 photos captured from that and following Apollo missions.


Earthrise
Earthrise

The three American astronauts who were the first to orbit the Moon in 1968 were Frank Borman, James Lovell and William Anders. In 1968, from being inside the Apollo 8 lunar lander, William Anders took a photograph of the Earth. This photo has been named Earthrise. Nature photographer Galen Rowell declared the photo as “the most influential environmental photograph ever taken.” After 1968, many Apollo missions took place.

Astronauts (from left) Frank Borman, Jim Lovell, and William Anders
Astronauts (from left) Frank Borman, Jim Lovell, and William Anders

This Christmas Day was the 45th anniversary of Earthrise. On the occasion of celebrating the anniversary, this Dec 20, NASA released more than 17000 photos of Moon from these Apollo missions. Lets have a look at some of the images in the gallery.

Moon Surface
Moon Surface
Photo Of Earth Taken From Apollo 4
Photo Of Earth Taken From Apollo 4
Apollo 7
Apollo 7 – First mission that broadcast a live television segment from space
Astronaut Russell Schweickart Leaves Apollo 9
Astronaut Russell Schweickart Leaves Apollo 9
Edwin Buzz Aldrin Descending The Apollo 11
Edwin Buzz Aldrin Descending The Apollo 11
Edwin Buzz Aldrin Standing On The Moon (Apollo 11)
Edwin Buzz Aldrin Standing On The Moon (Apollo 11)
Footprint Of Edwin Buzz Aldrin On The Moon Taken By Himself
Footprint Of Edwin Buzz Aldrin On The Moon
Neil Armstrong After His Moon Walk (Inside Apollo 11)
Neil Armstrong After His Moon Walk (Inside Apollo 11)
Apollo 12 Mission - Photo 1
Apollo 12 Mission – Photo 1
Apollo 12 Mission - Photo 2
Apollo 12 Mission – Photo 2
Astronaut Jack Swigert In Apollo 13
Astronaut Jack Swigert In Apollo 13

David Scott and James Irwin Driving A Luner Rover (Apollo 15)
David Scott and James Irwin Driving A Luner Rover (Apollo 15)
Harrison Schmitt - The last man set foot on the moon until now (Apollo 17)
Harrison Schmitt – The last man set foot on the moon until now (Apollo 17)

Here’s the video that NASA released on the occasion of 45th anniversary of Earthrise.

Thanks To: Daily Mail

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