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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP27 Mar 2019 12:57 p.m. PST

… Relationship To The Planet.

"1968 was a crazy year, its events moving at a horrific pace. The Tet Offensive. The My Lai Massacre. Bobby Kennedy announcing the news that the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. had been assassinated. Bobby Kennedy's assassination. Riots across urban America and outside the Democratic National Convention. The human drama seemed out of control in a way it hasn't in the years since ― till now, of course.

Which is why it's both heartening and sad to think of the event that brought 1968 to a close and opened a new set of possibilities. Apollo 8 was orbiting the moon, its astronauts busy photographing landing zones for future missions. On the fourth orbit, Commander Frank Borman needed a navigational fix and decided to roll the craft away from the moon, tilting its windows toward the horizon. The shift gave him a sudden view of the Earth rising…."
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Personal logo Saber6 Supporting Member of TMP Fezian27 Mar 2019 2:22 p.m. PST

"Big Blue Marble"

coopman28 Mar 2019 9:21 a.m. PST

Proving once and for all that the Earth is indeed flat.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP28 Mar 2019 11:53 a.m. PST

(smile)


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