Neil Armstrong (American, 1930-2012), Buzz Aldrin (American, b. 1930), or Michael Collins (American, b. 1930)
The Earth, Apollo 11, July 1969. Large-format vintage chromogenic print on resin-coated Kodak paper with 'A Kodak Paper' watermark on the verso, image/sheet size 13 7/8 x 11 in. (35.0 x 27.8 cm), unmatted.
N.B. 'Houston, Apollo 11...I've got the world in my window,' exclaimed Michael Collins in an Apollo 11 air-to-ground transmission. After the mission, he wrote: 'There is but one Earth, tiny and fragile, and one must be 100,000 miles away from it to appreciate fully one's good fortune in living in it. If I could use only one word to describe the Earth as seen from the Moon, I would ignore both its size and color and search for a more elemental quality, that of fragility. The Earth appears 'fragile,' above all else. I don't know why but it does' (Collins, p. 471). The NASA negative number is AS11-36-5355.
Literature: Thomas, p. 211.
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