NASA "Earthrise". Today in 1969 human beings landed on the moon during the historic Apollo 11 flight. Apollo 8 took these photographs when they entered lunar orbit on Christmas Eve, 1968. It was the first time we could witness our planet in such a way. Yes, I've posted this many times but it is one of the most awe inspiring shots I have ever seen. To all of the photography buffs out there, did you know in the early days of spaceflight, as the NASA cameras took photos of the rockets stage separations, the film would drop from the camera after the separation and was caught by helicopters with nets. Pretty amazing.