Space Programs

The Apollo Missions

Where did the famous photo of “Earthrise” come from during the Apollo missions?

One of the most famous photographs in human history—the image of Earth rising over the lunar horizon—was taken by the Apollo 8 crew as it orbited the Moon.

The crew of the Apollo 11 were, from left to right, Commander Neil A. Armstrong, Command Module Pilot Michael Collins, and Lunar Module Pilot Edwin E. Aldrin, Jr. (NASA)


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