Apollo 8 - First Views Of The Earth From Deep Space
A LONELY OASIS IN THE VAST EMPTINESS OF SPACE
Three long film strips of Hasselblad color transparencies having a total of 25 frames. NASA frame identification numbers are found along the bottom edge. From Apollo 8 Hasselblad magazine A: frame numbers AS8-16-2600 to 2607 (eight frames) showing the Earth as the Apollo 8 crew heads toward the Moon after the TransLunar Injection (TLI) burn using the Saturn V’s third stage. The second film strip has more frames of the Earth while heading to the Moon from magazine A, AS8-16-2624 to 2631 (8 frames). From Hasselblad magazine F, nine frames of the Earth: AS8-15-2350 to 2358, taken just after Apollo 8 made the TransEarth Injection burn using the Service Module’s large rocket engine to break free from lunar orbit and return to the Earth. All film strips are stored in clear protective sleeves.