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First Picture Taken From Space

Post by Beyond » Mon Jan 11, 2016 4:46 pm

If this picture isn't already somewhere in the Asterisk*, it is now.

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Taken from space 1946

Things seemed to have improved considerably since 1946.
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Re: First Picture Taken From Space

Post by Ron-Astro Pharmacist » Mon Jan 11, 2016 5:10 pm

That is interesting Beyond. I was curious about the story behind the picture so I hope you don't mind if I add on to your post. I might have thought that the first picture may have originated from orbit. Fascinating that "space" is a little arbitrary.
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Re: First Picture Taken From Space

Post by Beyond » Mon Jan 11, 2016 7:19 pm

I don't mind at all, Ron. I found this picture amongst a whole bunch of assorted old pictures and didn't remember seeing it in the Asterisk* anywhere.
Unfortunately, for me, the videos you added don't play. The white circles just go round and round and round and round and.... nothing else happens.
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Re: First Picture Taken From Space

Post by Ron-Astro Pharmacist » Mon Jan 11, 2016 7:29 pm

Beyond wrote:I don't mind at all, Ron. I found this picture amongst a whole bunch of assorted old pictures and didn't remember seeing it in the Asterisk* anywhere.
Unfortunately, for me, the videos you added don't play. The white circles just go round and round and round and round and.... nothing else happens.
Yes. I was first excited to find them then bummed that they wouldn't play. Maybe someone can find them on You Tube :idea:
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Re: First Picture Taken From Space

Post by Ann » Tue Jan 12, 2016 12:20 am

Great story and great pictures, Beyond and Ron! Ron, your first videos played just fine for me, but I thought the yuotube video was better.

Amazing to think that this was the first time people could really see that the Earth was curved and not flat!

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Re: First Picture Taken From Space

Post by Beyond » Tue Jan 12, 2016 12:32 pm

I just tried the first videos again, Ann and they still wouldn't play for me. I guess they only like color commentators. :lol2:
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Re: First Picture Taken From Space

Post by Ann » Tue Jan 12, 2016 4:52 pm

Beyond wrote:I just tried the first videos again, Ann and they still wouldn't play for me. I guess they only like color commentators. :lol2:
Right, those black-and-white little videos got scared out of their black-and-white little heads when the mighty Color Commentator looked sternly at them!

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Re: First Picture Taken From Space

Post by Beyond » Tue Jan 12, 2016 5:09 pm

So that's what you look like when your students get unruly. 8-)
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Re: First Picture Taken From Space

Post by orin stepanek » Tue Jan 26, 2016 12:51 am

Thanks Beyond and Ron-Astro! 8-)
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Re: First Picture Taken From Space

Post by Beyond » Tue Jan 26, 2016 3:42 am

You're quite welcome, Orin. I was happy to be able to post something older than i am. :lol2:
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