Lunar Orbiter in the News 18 November 2008

The Earth As First Seen From The Moon, Editorial Photographer
“When I was young and the first photographs from our space missions began to appear, I was fasinated by their mystery and grace. Science fiction was one of my passions then. When the Whole Earth Catalog began to publish the used this imagery to capture out attention and it is really our generation that had been the first to witness such sights.”
Restored for posterity: The historic moment Earth was pictured from space for the first time, Daily Mail
“Later, clearer images would continue to inspire mankind, bringing back more and more images of Earth from space, but this is the one which captures the very second humanity gazed down on itself for the first time. And the image, showing the start of man’s achievements in space, was followed less than a fortnight later by a vision of man’s dreams for the future – when the first episode of Star Trek aired on September 8.”
This is why I get a kick out of archiving!, Serendipityoucity
“These lunar images and the later great blue ball images sparked a whole new way for us to see ourselves, to think of a borderless world, to imagine ourselves in space, to think about transboudary environmental issues, and most importantly reminded us that we are all in this together.”
Stuff on the Web: NASA goes back to the future, 4P Photoblog
“That NASA is restoring these images makes a lot of sense to me. They should contain quite a bit of information that will be crucial to the current Lunar program. The quality of the images though looks to be astonishing, and is a credit to the original designers of the Lunar Orbiters.”
Endeavour Update; Low Power Plan For Spirit, Astronomy Weather Blog, AccuWeather.com
“I have a profound interest in photography, so when I read about how NASA had restored a 42-year old image, I had to share the story! There is a great picture that was taken by the Lunar Orbiter 1 in 1966 that depicts Earth rising above the lunar surface. Modern digital technology has allowed NASA to produce the image at much higher resolutions. In the 1960s, limited technology of the day prevented the full, true resolution of the images from being available as they were captured on large magnetic types and transferred to photographic film.”

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