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Earthrise over the lunar horizon from Apollo 8

Earthrise over the lunar horizon from Apollo 8

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Earthrise over the lunar horizon from Apollo 8
Earth rose over the lunar horizon as Apollo 8 completed the first manned trip behind the far side of the Moon. The mission also returned the first live television coverage of the lunar surface, on December 24, 1968.

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Original image data dated on or about December 24, 1968

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