Today in History
December 24, 1968
Apollo 8 astronaut William Anders becomes the first person to take a color photo of Earth from deep space. On this first manned orbit of the moon, humans were able to view the far side of the moon for the first time. (Previous images had come from robot spacecraft.) As the lunar horizon comes into view, astronaut Frank Borman exclaims: "Here's the Earth coming up!" He snaps a black and white shot and Anders takes two color pictures moments later. One will go on to be acclaimed "the most influential environmental photograph ever taken."
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