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First image of Earth from the surface of the Moon: Surveyor 3

First image of Earth from the surface of the Moon: Surveyor 3

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First image of Earth from the surface of the Moon: Surveyor 3
On April 30, 1967, the Surveyor 3 lander took the first photo of Earth from the lunar surface. Lunar Orbiter had taken the first photo of Earth from lunar orbit just 8 months previously.

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Original image data dated on or about April 30, 1967

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