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NASA's first television picture of Earth from space

This NASA image was taken on April 1, 1960 by TIROS 1. This was the first television picture of Earth from space.

 

Credit: NASA

 

To learn more about this image go to: www.nasa.gov/topics/earth/features/tiros1-50th.html

 

NASA Goddard Space Flight Center is home to the nation's largest organization of combined scientists, engineers and technologists that build spacecraft, instruments and new technology to study the Earth, the sun, our solar system, and the universe.

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Taken on April 1, 1960