How Earth Rise Came To Be

Every fall, I have my students write a short paper on what they think is the most important photo ever made. The responses run from the expected to the surprising, and when they ask me what my choice would be, I always say Earth Rise.

Late last year, as the 45th anniversary of the day it was made came, NASA released a video using the original audio and new animation to show how it came to be.

That’s about as awesome as it gets …

(Thanks to Michael Johnston at The Online Photographer for the link.)


2 Comments so far. Leave a comment below.
  1. This is a really great assignment. What is the most popular student choice?

  2. Mark E. Johnson,

    I’d say either Steve McCurry’s Afghan girl, Eddie Adams’ Streetside Execution NASA’s Blue Ball are the most common.

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