50 years ago, astronauts orbited the moon for the first time

Excerpt from the December 21, 1968 issue of Science News

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EARTHRISE  Fifty years ago, the first astronauts to orbit the moon snapped this iconic photo of Earth peaking out from beyond the moon’s horizon.

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