When astronauts return from space, what they talk about isn‚Äôt the brute force of the rocket launch or the exhilaration of zero gravity. It‚Äôs the view.
And it‚Äôs mankind‚Äôs rarest view of all, Earth from afar. Only two dozen men ‚ÄĒ those who journeyed to the moon ‚ÄĒ have seen the full Earth view.
The first full view of Earth came from the moon-bound Apollo 8 during the waning days of a chaotic 1968. Apollo 8 astronaut Bill Anders put it in perspective in a documentary: ‚ÄúWe came all this way to explore the moon, and the most important thing is that we discovered the Earth.‚ÄĚ...
-- until you read "NASA Mooned America" by Rene and look at the moon landing photographs in which shadows are pointing in several directions at once (impossible if the sun is the sole light source) and start looking at the mountain of evidence which demonstrates that the lunar landings were faked.
Add to it the blasphemy of a "communion service" on one of the faked voyages, and the warm and fuzzy feeling turns to outrage and disgust.
Yes, we have beautiful and genuinue photographs of the whole earth, but they all were taken by unmanned vehicles.
"‚ÄúAll of the teachings of the Bible that talk about the creator and his creation take on new meaning when you can view the details of the Earth from that perspective. So it didn‚Äôt change my faith per se, the content of it, but it just enhanced it, it made it even more real.‚ÄĚ ‚ÄĒJeff Williams, spent 6 months on the space station"