The Incredible Story of The Most Profound Photograph Ever Taken

This is the story of "Earthrise," an image that changed the world, emerging from the unlikeliest of circumstances aboard a spacecraft plagued by fogged windows. In the nascent days of the space program, the concept of space photography was largely unexplored, considered merely a subset of industrial photography. Initial images were confined to spaceships, launches, and astronaut training, all captured from the vantage point of Earth's surface. When John Glenn ventured into orbit as the first American, photography was an afterthought.