NASA showed a picture of what the Earth looked like in 1969

Despite the help of mankin forward for decades, NASA has a bit of a nostalgic feeling.

This week, the space agency revealed an image of the Earth taken from the Apollo 10 taken of 36,000 nautical miles away. The image is from the May 18, 1969, almost 50 years ago.

In the figure, almost all of Mexico can be seen, but the Yucatan Peninsula is covered by clouds. Also clearly visible are the Gulf of California, Baja California and the San Joaquin Valley. There are certain parts of Texas that are visible.


Apollo 10 was the fourth mission in the Apollo space program and the second to orbit the Moon. The members of the mission, which lasted 8 days, 3 minutes and 23 seconds, commander Thomas P. Stafford, command-module pilot John W. Young and lunar module pilot Eugene E. Cernan.

Apollo 10 is also known for its Peanuts character call-signs. “Charlie Brow n was the name of the Command and Service Module, which was Young, while Stafford and Cernan in the Lunar Module, named “Snoopy.”


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