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Monday, June 13, 2011

Space Photos

On July 20, 1976, spacecraft Viking 1 captured this, the first photograph ever taken of the surface of Mars

 Astronaut Aldrin took this photo of his own footprint during NASA’s 1969 Apollo 11 mission

The first Martian's-eye-view of Earth and its moon was captured on May 8, 2003, by a camera aboard NASA’s Mars Global Surveyor craft. Shot from Mars at a distance of 86 million miles (139 million kilometers) from Earth

First view of Earth from the moon, taken by Lunar Orbiter 1 on August 23, 1966. Shot from a distance of about 236,000 miles (380,000 kilometers)

The first photograph in which Earth is in full view was taken on December 7, 1972, as the Apollo 17 crew left Earth’s orbit for the moon

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