These scripts enable navigation. It requires javascript be enabled in your browser. Human Space Flight WebHuman Space Flight WebHuman Space Flight WebHuman Space Flight WebHuman Space Flight WebHuman Space Flight WebHuman Space Flight WebHuman Space Flight WebHuman Space Flight Web
Skip navigation to content.
Human Space Flight WebReturn to Human Space Flight home page
Human Space Flight Web
Human Space Flight Web

Photo-s68-55809
Apollo Imagery
A view of Earth
high res (2.1 M) low res (69 K)
S68-55809 (23 Dec. 1968) --- This spectacular view of Earth was transmitted back from space during the second live television transmission from the Apollo 8 spacecraft on the third day of its journey toward the moon. This view is looking through a spacecraft window. At the time of this TV transmission (at about 2 p.m. CST), Apollo 8 was traveling on its trans-lunar course at about 3,254 feet per second, and was some 176,533 miles from Earth.

Curator: JSC PAO Web Team | Responsible NASA Official: Amiko Kauderer | Updated: 11/01/2012
Privacy Policy and Important Notices