(April Astronaut Charles M., Lunar Module pilot of the Apollo 16 mission, is photographed collecting lunar samples at Station no. 1 during the first Apollo 16 extravehicular activity at the Descartes landing site.
"Earthrise" is the name given to NASA image the "first jaw-dropping picture of Earth from outer space." It was taken on this day in 1968 by astronaut William Anders during the Apollo 8 mission, the first manned voyage to orbit the Moon.
NASA astronaut Scott Kelly, recently passed the halfway mark of his one-year mission to the International Space Station, photographed the Nile River during a nighttime flyover, Sept. The photo was NASA& Image of the Day on Friday.