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NASA recently celebrated the 45th anniversary of “Earth Rise.”  This event initially occurred back in 1968 aboard Apollo 8.  Due to the rotation of  Apollo 8, the astronauts on board were able to see Earth rising from the surface of the moon.  It truly was an incredible site, and due to a recent NASA mission, the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, NASA engineers were able to recreate this historic event.  Check out the amazing video below: