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How NASA Captured the First Full Photo of Earth Back in 1966


While we’re on the subject of photos of Earth, did you know that the first photo showing the entire planet was captured by an unmanned NASA orbiter from the moon back in 1966? To accomplish this, they had to come up with a camera that could expose, process, scan, and transmit film photographs — something “akin to a flying television station and photographic mini-lab”.

Here’s a short video by Kodak that gives us an interesting look at this amazing Lunar Orbiter Camera.

(via InsideScience via Boing Boing)