If somebody’d said before the flight, “Are you going to get carried away looking at the earth from the moon?”
I would have said, “No, no way.”
But yet when I first looked back at the earth, standing on the moon, I cried. 
– Alan Shepard

When we contemplate the whole globe as one great dewdrop, striped and dotted with continents and islands, flying through space with other stars all singing and shining together as one, the whole universe appears as an infinite storm of beauty.
John Muir, Travels in Alaska, 1915.

“The Gateway to Astronaut Photography of Earth.” Video footage courtesy of the Image Science & Analysis Laboratory, NASA Johnson Space Center.
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