We’ve surrounded the Earth with surveillance satellites, but who is that good for?

It was only on the fourth orbit, when the spacecraft’s orientation had changed, that they had the vision for which their mission will always be remembered. Shortly after they had swept from night to day, a bright, colorful complexity came past the limb of the Moon and into view.  —Oh my God! Look at that picture over there! Here’s the Earth coming up. Wow, that is pretty. and life returned to the world . . . It has been called —Oh that’s a beautiful shot. the most important picture of the 20th century. from: The Moon: A History for the…

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