Lunar Orbiter 1 First View of Earth from the Moon
Digitized Content

Summary
Collection ID:
NASM.2018.0016
Dates:
August 23, 1966
Languages:
No linguistic content; Not applicable
Physical Description:
0.13 Cubic feet
1 oversized photograph
Repository:
This collection consists of one original print of the first view of the Earth from the vicinity of the Moon, taken by Lunar Orbiter 1 on August 23, 1966.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
This collection consists of one original print of the first view of the Earth from the vicinity of the Moon, taken by Lunar Orbiter 1 on August 23, 1966. The black and white photograph measures approximately 44 x 17 inches and is mounted on board that measures approximately 20.5 by 46 inches.

Arrangement
Arrangement
This collection is in original order.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
The Lunar Orbiter program (1966-1967) was implemented to explore the Lunar surface and determine possible landing sites for the Surveyor missions and the Apollo manned missions. Lunar Orbiter 1 took the first view of Earth from the vicinity of the Moon on its 16th orbit on August 23, 1966.
Douglas D. Lloyd was an engineer working at Bellcomm who was responsible for setting the shutter speeds on the camera on Lunar Orbiter 1.

Administration
Processing Information
Arranged, described, and encoded by Jessamyn Lloyd, 2018.
Author
Jessamyn Lloyd
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Kathy Eisenhart, Gift, 2018, NASM.2018.0016

Digital Content

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
No restrictions on access
Conditions Governing Use
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests.
Preferred Citation
Lunar Orbiter 1 First View of Earth from the Moon, NASM.2018.0016, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
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Moon -- Exploration Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Repository Contact
National Air and Space Museum Archives
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Chantilly, VA 20151
NASMRefDesk@si.edu
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