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Doug Fowler: Earthrise on Christmas Eve: Apollo 8 Fifty Years Later

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YSU Cushwa Hall Room B100

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Since 2011 Doug Fowler has used Lunar samples from NASA’s Astromaterials Curation with astronomy and geology students at the University of Wisconsin - Fox Valley. Since his retirement from UW Fox, he continues this work which now includes not only regular trips to Wisconsin, but presentations to mineralogy and petrology classes at YSU. Doug also works largely from his home as an adjunct curator and adviser to the Weis Earth Science Museum at UW Fox Valley.

From NASA.gov "Apollo 8, the first manned mission to the moon, entered lunar orbit on Christmas Eve, Dec. 24, 1968. That evening, the astronauts-Commander Frank Borman, Command Module Pilot Jim Lovell, and Lunar Module Pilot William Anders-held a live broadcast from lunar orbit, in which they showed pictures of the Earth and moon as seen from their spacecraft. Said Lovell, "The vast loneliness is awe-inspiring and it makes you realize just what you have back there on Earth.""

This new video from the Goddard Spaceflight Center which presents the details of how the famous "Earthrise" photo was taken - all now done with mapping data from the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dE-vOscpiNc

Image Credit: NASA

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