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This photo is from NASA's first manned mission to the moon, Apollo 8. On Christmas Eve of 1968 the astronauts on Apollo 8 snapped photos of Earth and sent it back home. Command Module Pilot Jim Lovell said as he connected with NASA via a live broadcast, "The vast loneliness is awe-inspiring and it makes you realize just what you have back there on Earth." This was the first time people on Earth saw their planet! Imagine that!