Height: 17 in
Width: 40 in
In 2014, the GVSU Art Gallery hosted an exhibition titled “The History of Space Photography” that featured over 50 noteworthy images from the last 50 years of space exploration. Images included some of the earliest black and white photographs of the moon to more recent images taken with the Mars Curiosity rover. These images were captured by astronauts, astronomers, and data visualization experts. This photograph is the world's first view of Earth as released to the public taken by a spacecraft from the vicinity of the Moon. The photo was transmitted to Earth by the United States Lunar Orbiter I and received at the NASA tracking station near Madrid, Spain. This crescent of the Earth was photographed August 23, 1966 when the spacecraft was just about to pass behind the Moon.