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Film, Video Looking Homeward Towards Earth: The Power of Perspective

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Transcript: TEXT

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Title

  • Looking Homeward Towards Earth: The Power of Perspective

Summary

  • In 1968, Apollo 8 astronaut William Anders took an image of planet Earth as it emerged from the lunar horizon. The picture, "Earthrise," changed forever society's view of our celestial home, according to NASA Chief Scientist Waleed Abdalati. The image of Earth--beautiful and vulnerable, and suspended in dark stillness--inspired an appreciation that there is one human race, whose fate hinges delicately on mankind's collective actions. Abdalati demonstrates the tremendous power of the space-based perspective in science, exploration and in daily life.

Names

  • Library of Congress
  • Library of Congress. Science, Technology, and Business Division, sponsoring body

Created / Published

  • Washington, D.C. : Library of Congress, 2012-10-16.

Headings

  • -  Science, Technology
  • -  Technology, Industry

Notes

  • -  Classification: General Works.
  • -  Classification: Technology.
  • -  Waleed Abdalati.
  • -  Recorded on 2012-10-16.
  • -  Librarians, Archivists.
  • -  Researchers.

Medium

  • 1 online resource

Digital Id

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2021688973

Online Format

  • video
  • image
  • online text

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Chicago citation style:

Library Of Congress, and Technology Library Of Congress. Science. Looking Homeward Towards Earth: The Power of Perspective. Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, -10-16, 2012. Video. https://www.loc.gov/item/2021688973/.

APA citation style:

Library Of Congress & Library Of Congress. Science, T. (2012) Looking Homeward Towards Earth: The Power of Perspective. Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, -10-16. [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2021688973/.

MLA citation style:

Library Of Congress, and Technology Library Of Congress. Science. Looking Homeward Towards Earth: The Power of Perspective. Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, -10-16, 2012. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2021688973/>.