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Identification and Creation
Object Number
Unidentified Artist
Apollo 10 View of Earth
Work Type
May 18, 1969, printed later
Persistent Link
Physical Descriptions
Offset lithography
Offset print
17.5 x 24 cm (6 7/8 x 9 7/16 in.)
sheet: 20.2 x 25.4 cm (7 15/16 x 10 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • (not assigned): Pre-printed on verso: Apollo 10 View of the Earth
    An outstanding view of the Earth from 36,000 nautical miles away as photographed from the Apollo 10 spacecraft, with prime crew members Eugene A. Cernan, John W. Young, and Thomas P. Stafford, during their translunar journey toward the Moon. While the Yucatan Peninsula is obscured by clouds, nearly all of Mexico north of the Isthmus of Tehuantepec can be clearly delineated. The Gulf of California and Baja California, and the San Joaquin Valley of California can be easily identified. In the upper right-hand corner is an excellent view of the northern polar cap with pressure fronts emanating to the south. Also, the delta of the Rio Grande River and the Texas coast are visible.
  • (not assigned): Pre-printed on verso, b.r.: JSCL-605
  • (not assigned): Pre-printed on recto above image: National Aeronautics and Space Administration Apollo 10 View of the Earth
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Transfer from the Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts
Accession Year
Object Number
Modern and Contemporary Art
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Exhibition History

Tangible Things, The Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments, Cambridge, 01/24/2011 - 05/29/2011

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