Fifty years ago, the Apollo 8 astronauts became the first humans to escape the bonds of Earth. Their destination: the Moon.
They succeeded. And while orbiting they looked out the window and saw the Earth rise above its surface. They captured it on film for the world to see, and for a brief moment we all united together in awe.
This iconic image represents the best of what humankind can be. It is a far, far cry from the low place we are in now. We need more moments like “Earth Rise.”