Blue Marble

Space – The Final Frontier

If it weren’t for our our exploration of near space would we be aware of the environmental damage we cause to our planet?  Taken from the Apollo 17 mission on December 7th 1972 the famous “Blue Marble” image changed the way we view the world – seeing ourselves as others would see us, from the outside looking in.  The huge advances in satellite and imaging technology spurred on by the Apollo programme gives us the tools observe, interpret and analyse our planet and inform decisions on how we manage it.

Astronaut photograph AS17-148-22727, courtesy of the Image Science & Analysis Laboratory, NASA Johnson Space Center.
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