Earth From The Moon
August 24, 2013
On Aug. 23, 1966, the world received its first view of Earth taken by a spacecraft from the vicinity of the Moon. The photo was transmitted to Earth by the Lunar Orbiter I and received at the NASA tracking station at Robledo De Chavela near Madrid, Spain. The image was taken during the spacecraft’s 16th orbit.
Topics: Environment, Technology Internet, Lunar Orbiter program, Spaceflight, Planetary science, Robledo de Chavela, Lunar Orbiter 1, Apollo program, Space, Deep Space Network, Moon, Exploration of the Moon