ON NOVEMBER 9, 1967, the uncrewed Apollo 4 test flight made a great ellipse around Earth as a test of the translunar motors and of the high-speed entry required of a crewed flight returning from the Moon. A 70mm camera was programmed to look out a window toward Earth, and take a series of photographs from “high apogee.”
This photograph was made as the Apollo 4 spacecraft, still attached to the
S-IVB (third) stage, orbited Earth at an altitude of 9,544 miles.
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