15 Rare Images From NASA's First Decades of Space Exploration
Old-School NASA Photos Transport You to Space Exploration's Glory Days
Blue Marble, 1972 The original "Blue Marble" was taken on Dec. by the crew of the Apollo 17 spacecraft en route to the Moon at a distance of about kilometres mi). It shows Africa, Antarctica, and the Arabian Peninsula.
Enlarge the picture on your screen and start to write. "A photograph taken by a member of Expedition aboard the International Space Station, looking down on the Bahamas from orbit --This world is really awesome.