How the first image of the whole Earth was taken

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Kevin Kelly says: "The very first image of the whole Earth was made in 1966. It was fax quality, sent back by the Lunar Orbit 1. Most remarkable was the ingenious contraption that took a picture, developed the film, scanned it and transmitted it back, all in analog, with mechanical moving parts, in zero gravity and a total vacuum."


NASA's landmark photo providing the first glimpse of our home planet from deep space occurred 45 years ago today.