Header Image: The famous Earthrise photo from the Apollo 8 mission. Image Credit: NASA Ah, planet Earth—the spinning space rock we fondly call home! Our perception of home can change depending on our situation. For someone who moves a lot, home may be an object or a person. It could be a memory from their […]
Header Image: Pocket globe by Thomas Lane (London, c. 1830), Adler Planetarium collections. This globe was symbolically taken aboard Space Shuttle Discovery in 1999 during the mission STS-103. The conception of Earth has changed dramatically over time. It was only four centuries ago that Earth started to be widely regarded as a planet, and it […]
It’s strange to imagine, but humans left the vicinity of the Earth for the first time just 50 years ago this month. The Apollo 8 flight was an incredible feat of exploration that required astronauts to navigate using sextants and radio signals. Highlights from this 6-day mission include the successful (and difficult) placement of the […]
Your all-access pass to our universe!