Exploring the Moon, Discovering Earth ❧ Apollo 8 ¶ Science Film
¶ Apollo 8 was the first crewed Saturn V launch and the first time humans were placed in lunar orbit. Mission plans called for the astronauts to photograph possible landing sites for future missions. Before this, only robotic probes had taken images of the Moon’s far side.
As the astronauts in their spacecraft emerged from behind the Moon, they were surprised and enchanted by an amazing view of Earth rising over the lunar horizon. Bill Anders quickly snapped a picture of the spectacular Earthrise – it was not in the mission script.
¶ Non-commercial film about a milestone in the history of space exploration. Educational and historical purpose. Found footage. Scientific dissemination film and in defense of the peace of the human family in our home planet. Building peace in the mind of mankind.