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Event Coverage, Festival of Speed
NOV 15th 2018

Lucy Johnston

Is a new space race about to burst into life?

Fifty years ago, the US astronaut William Anders – aboard Apollo 8, on the first manned orbit of the moon – captured what has since been declared ‘the most influential environmental photograph ever taken’. The image, known as Earthrise (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Earthrise)shows a half-illuminated blue marble rising above the curved horizon of the moon’s surface, floating in rich velvety blackness.

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