Writing in the Washington Post on July 18, Lori Garver, chief executive at Earthrise
Alliance and former deputy at Nasa from 2009 to 2013, has other thoughts.
The photographs they took, most notably Earthrise
in 1968 and Blue Marble in 1972, allowed them to share the sight with everybody back home.
This photo obtained from NASA and taken by the Apollo 11 crew shows an Earthrise
viewed from lunar orbit prior to landing on July 20, 1969 (AFP Photo/HO)
Shortly before reestablishing radio contact, they witnessed the sight which was so memorably captured on film by the crew of Apollo 8 - "Earthrise
" as the Earth came up into view as they emerged from the far side of the moon.
Astronaut William Anders photographed Earthrise
in 1968 during the Apollo 8 mission.
|Est: PS700-PS1,000 Gift from an astronaut Lot 335: Frank Borman, NASA astronaut and Commander of Apollo 8, the first mission to fly around the moon, colour photograph (Earthrise
or from that series of images), inscribed in bold black ink to mount, 'To Prime Minister Wilson - Best wishes and warm regards, Frank Borman, 5 Feb 1969'.
The network's award-winning entries explored a robust number of global topics and garnered an impressive number of medals for programming including Al Jazeera Investigations,Witness, 101 East, Faultlines, People in Power and Earthrise
, the environmental show on Al Jazeera English won 2 Gold medals and 1 Silver.
Showcasing multiple and diverse perspectives is as important now as it was nearly two decades ago when the channel was created since we find the media landscape full of polarising narratives shaping public opinion and negatively impacting our society." Three other Al Jazeera English series will also make their way to Link TV's primetime lineup later this year: WITNESS, UPFRONT and EARTHRISE
The resulting photo, Earthrise
, appeared on newsstands around the world in the closing days of that tumultuous year.
seen for the first time by human eyes - photographed by astronaut William Anders, Apollo 8, December 24, 1968