Earth, as Seen by Astronauts Eugene Cernan, Ronald Evans and Harrison Schmitt from Apollo 17

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    U.S. National Archives' Local Identifier: NWDNS-412-DA-11344

    From: Series: DOCUMERICA: The Environmental Protection Agency's Program to Photographically Document Subjects of Environmental Concern, compiled 1972-1977 (Record Group 412)

    Created by: Environmental Protection Agency. (12/02/1970 - )

    Production Date: 12/1972

    Photographer: NASA 1

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    Repository: Still Picture Unit of the National Archives at College Park (College Park, MD)

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    1. rmcarrier1 62 months ago | reply

      Isn't the photo upside down? Or did the astronauts specifically frame the photograph so that the south pole is at the top of the image? Or was the Apollo spacecraft "upside down" in relation to the planet?

    2. quylob 62 months ago | reply

      It's not upside down for Australians!

    3. smkn 61 months ago | reply

      @rmcarrier1: yes, the original is upside down.

    4. rmcarrier1 61 months ago | reply

      Interesting. I did not know that.

    5. dave issod 53 months ago | reply

      There is no up or down in space

    6. jk.kadel 25 months ago | reply

      I like to interesting.

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