The first photograph of Earth from outer space was taken on October 24, 1946 , seventy years ago. The 35mm camera, installed on a V2 rocket, was developed by engineer Clyde Holliday .
In 1966, the first image of the Earth taken from the Moon was sent. It would be known as Earthrise , the rising Earth or Earth Departure. Many journalists called it the photo of the century then .
Earth with its satellite
Even more impressive is the first image in which the Earth and the Moon appear simultaneously.
This September 18 marks the 40th anniversary of the first image in which the Earth and its satellite, the Moon, appear together in the same photograph taken from outer space .
The milestone corresponds to the Voyager 1 space probe , thirteen days after its liftoff from Earth, and which is currently the furthest spacecraft from Earth, and the only one in interstellar space, 139 astronomical units from the Sun. , 11.6 million kilometers .