[APOLLO 8]. EARTHRISE. VINTAGE NASA "RED NUMBER" PHOTOGRAPH
FROM THE ESTATE OF NASA SENIOR PHOTOGRAPHER BILL TAUB
VINTAGE NASA "RED NUMBER" PHOTOGRAPH OF EARTHRISE
EARTH EMERGING OVER THE LUNAR HORIZON
Vintage "NASA Red Number" color photograph, 8 by 10 inches, with "A Kodak Paper" watermark, and technical and rights information on verso. The identification number "NASA AS8-14-2383" is printed in red near the upper left, and is stamped in the verso.
The iconic image of "Earthrise" captured by William Anders aboard Apollo 8. "There was nothing in the plan for an Earthrise photo," Anders noted. "Indeed, we didn’t even see an actual Earthrise until, on our third orbit, we changed the spacecraft’s orientation to heads up and looking forward. As we came round the back side of the moon, where I had been taking pictures of craters near our orbital track, I looked up and saw the startlingly beautiful sight of our home planet “rising” up above the stark and battered lunar horizon. It was the only color against the deep blackness of space. In short, it was beautiful, and clearly delicate."