Earthrise: The 45th Anniversary

This video is spreading in typical viral fashion. In case you haven’t seen it, it’s just awesome.

In December of 1968, the crew of Apollo 8 was orbiting the moon and became the first humans to view an “Earthrise.”  Using a combination of Apollo 8 data and data from the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, the rocket scientists at Goddard Space Flight Center show us exactly what the astronauts were seeing and saying when the iconic earthrise images were taken. Trust me; if you’re a space geek, you’ll want to see this.

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