Published: March 31, 2020

Apollo 8 photograph of Earth rise with the outline of a spaceship around earthIn 1968, astronauts Frank Borman, Jim Lovell, and Bill Anders, became the first human beings to leave low Earth orbit and travel to the Moon during the Apollo 8 mission. It was the first time we saw our breathtaking planet as a whole, suspended in the darkness of space. One of the astronauts commented they felt they were going to the Moon to focus on the Moon, when actually, they went to the Moon with a renewed focus of the Earth. Humanity hasn’t forgotten this new perspective of our home or the feeling the astronauts described as the Overview Effect. During these challenging times remember we are all in this together on our beautiful, blue marble of a spaceship.