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

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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.
Event Date
October 16, 2012
Notes
-  Waleed Abdalati was appointed NASA chief scientist on Jan. 3, 2011, serving as the principal adviser to NASA Administrator Charles Bolden on NASA science programs, strategic planning and the evaluation of related investments. He left NASA at the end of 2012.
Related Resources
Science, Technology & Business Division: http://www.loc.gov/rr/scitech/
Running Time
1 hours, 9 minutes, 37 seconds
Language
English
Online Format
video
online text

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