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Saturday, October 25, 2014

68 years ago: The first photo of Earth, from space

68 years ago yesterday, on October 24, 1946 a group of soldiers and scientists in the New Mexico desert put a camera on a captured V2 rocket and — when the film was recovered — saw something never before seen by human eyes: Earth, as seen from space.

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