“Earthrise” By Astronaut William Anders

Behind the scenes commentary and reenactment of the Earth rising over the moon as captured through a porthole from the Apollo 8 space mission to orbit the moon

Earthrise aka AS8-14-2383 by astronaut William Anders – NASA

Originally photographed with a modified Hasselblad 500 EL medium format camera with customized 70mm Kodak Ektachrome film, NASA has released a real time video reenactment of the completely spontaneous capture of one of their most iconic images, ‘Earthrise’. “Using photo mosaics and elevation data from Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO), this video commemorates the 45th anniversary of Apollo 8’s historic flight by recreating the moment when the crew first saw and photographed the Earth rising from behind the Moon. Narrator Andrew Chaikin, author of A Man on the Moon, sets the scene for a three-minute visualization of the view from both inside and outside the spacecraft accompanied by the onboard audio of the astronauts.”

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