Category: earth

Pictures of Earth captured by the astronauts o…

Pictures of Earth captured by the astronauts of Gemini 11 as their spaceship raced around the planet, September 14, 1966.

(NASA/ASU)

TODAY IN HISTORY: Planet Earth glimpsed from s…

TODAY IN HISTORY: Planet Earth glimpsed from space during NASA’s Apollo 7 mission on October 17, 1968. (NASA/ASU)

50 YEARS AGO TODAY: Beautiful views of Earth c…

50 YEARS AGO TODAY: Beautiful views of Earth captured from the orbiting Apollo 7 spacecraft on October 15, 1968. (NASA/ASU)

50 YEARS AGO TODAY: Amazing views of Earth cap…

50 YEARS AGO TODAY: Amazing views of Earth captured from the orbiting Apollo 7 spacecraft on October 15, 1968. (NASA/ASU)

Planet Earth, looking to southern Mexico and C…

Planet Earth, looking to southern Mexico and Central America, photographed from the orbiting Gemini 5 spacecraft, August 23, 1965.

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The neighborhood around Peru, Bolivia, and Chi…

The neighborhood around Peru, Bolivia, and Chile, including Lake Titicaca, Andes Mountains, as seen from the Gemini 9 capsule, June 5, 1966.

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Our gorgeous planet photographed by the astron…

Our gorgeous planet photographed by the astronauts of Gemini 11 as they zoomed through space on September 14, 1966.

(NASA/ASU)

Gemini 11 orbits Earth on September 14, 1966.

Gemini 11 orbits Earth on September 14, 1966.

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September 14, 1966: Gemini 11 orbits Earth, wi…

September 14, 1966: Gemini 11 orbits Earth, with a view toward Libya, Chad, Niger, Algeria, and beyond. (NASA/ASU)

September 14, 1959: The Soviet Union sent the …

September 14, 1959: The Soviet Union sent the Luna 2 probe crashing into the Moon, making it the first human object to land on another celestial body. Illustration by Andrei Sokolov.