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LUNAR ORBITER I. THE FIRST IMAGE OF THE EARTH FROM THE MOON

LUNAR ORBITER I. THE FIRST IMAGE OF THE EARTH FROM THE MOON

LUNAR ORBITER I. THE FIRST IMAGE OF THE EARTH FROM THE MOON

LUNAR ORBITER I

MAN'S FIRST LOOK AT THE EARTH FROM THE MOON, 23 AUGUST 1966


Silver gelatin print, 11 5/8 by 4 1/4 inches.


Perhaps the most famous of the Lunar Orbiter images, this photo, taken by Lunar Orbiter I after responding to commands sent to it from Earth from a quarter million miles away, was taken from a vantage point of 730 miles above the far side of the Moon, on August 23, 1966. 

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