Written by Jason Klassi and published in the prestigious European magazine “Room, The Space Journal“.
We live in a time of unprecedented possibilities. Every day new discoveries are helping each of us live longer, healthier and happier. Discoveries from space exploration can be found in everything from cell phones, to medicines, to inspiring stories. Space is romantic, dramatic, beautiful, mysterious, hostile, exotic and erotic all at the same time. It has been called everything from the ‘edge of heaven’ to the ‘new frontier’ to the ‘inverted sea’
On Christmas Eve 1968, a turbulent world looked to the heavens for a unique view of our home planet. Apollo 8 astronauts Frank Borman, Jim Lovell and William Anders had become the first humans ever to leave Earth’s orbit. That evening during a historic, live television broadcast, the world watched as those men took what may well be the single most influential photograph of all time – Earth rising above the stark landscape of the Moon.
Through their eyes, the rest of us saw Earth like we’ve never seen her before…
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