On December 24, 1968, Apollo 8 astronauts William Anders, Jim Lovell, and Frank Borman reached lunar orbit, allowing them to become the first humans in history to witness an Earthrise. The images captured that day, showing our planet in context with the lunar landscape, remain among the most enduring photos taken during the Apollo program—and human history for that matter.
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Fifty years later astronauts Frank Borman, James Lovell, and William Anders reflect on their experience witnessing the beauty, awe, and grandeur of the Earth against the blackness of space. Using archival footage and interviews with the three men, director Emmanuel Vaughan-Lee tells the remarkable story of their journey and the photo that changed the world.
This iconic image offered a perspective that transcended national, political, and religious boundaries. Told 50 years later, Earthrise compels us to remember this shift and to reflect on the Earth as a shared home