Earthrise

The Soviet Earthrise.

Until the end of 1968 the Soviets were still in the race to the Moon. In November 1968 the unmanned Zond 6 craft, which was capable of taking people, orbited the Moon and crash-landed in central Asia with this damaged photograph of Earthrise, anticipating Apollo 8 by a month. Shortly after the Apollo 11 Moon landing, Zond 7 brought back a colour picture of a full Earth rising over the Moon; had Zond 6 managed that, the USSR would have appeared back in the lead. (Moscow State University of Geodesy and Cartography

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