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NASA Looks Back at 50 Years of Earth Day

It’s been five decades since Apollo 8 astronaut William Anders photographed Earth peaking over the Moon’s horizon. The iconic image, dubbed Earthrise, inspired a new appreciation of the fragility of our place in the universe. Two years later, Earth Day was born to honor our home planet. As the world prepares to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, NASA reflects on how the continued growth of its fleet of Earth-observing satellites has sharpened our view of the planet’s climate, atmosphere, land, polar regions and oceans.

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Lead Producers:
Ryan Fitzgibbons (USRA)
Jefferson Beck (USRA)
Kathryn Mersmann (USRA)

Technical Support:
Aaron E. Lepsch (ADNET Systems, Inc.)

Lead Editor:
Ryan Fitzgibbons (USRA)

Samson K. Reiny (Wyle Information Systems)

Lead Visualizers:
Greg Shirah (NASA/GSFC)
Alex Kekesi (Global Science and Technology, Inc.)
Cindy Starr (Global Science and Technology, Inc.)
Trent L. Schindler (USRA)
Horace Mitchell (NASA/GSFC)
Kel Elkins (USRA)

Lead Writer:
Maria-Jose Vinas Garcia (Telophase)

Lead Animator:
Krystofer Kim (USRA)

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NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center

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