NASA captures making of Earth's most iconic photographs

What if you could go back in time and see what the Apollo 8 astronauts saw when they snapped the iconic “Earthrise” photograph? Now you can.

The making of the iconic space photographs that put Earth in its proper celestial context 45 years ago has been recreated thanks to a new visualization from NASA. Produced by the Scientific Visualization Studio at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland, the video (see above) is called “Earthrise: The 45th Anniversary.” It offers a real-time look at how the breathtaking images were captured.

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