Earthrise

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Christmas Eve 2008 saw the fortieth anniversary of the first Earthrise witnessed by astronauts on the Apollo 8 Mission. Here you can view archive footage of Earthrise:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/7797439.stm

For a closer look at the pictures have a look at the Apollo 8 Flight Journal from the NASA website:

http://history.nasa.gov/ap08fj/14day4_orbits456.htm

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