Pix in space!

The first photograph of earth, taken from space dates back to October 24th 1946. The actual image reminded me of frequent recent news stories featuring hobbyists sending camera’s into space (if you take the definition of space as starting at 100km above sea level not too strictly). In the past few years, a British IT Director, a family from New York, a group of Spanish teen students, a pair of MIT students and probably quite a few more all created low budget craft that went high enough to shoot images showing the black of space and the curvature of the Earth – though only Robert Harrison can actually claim getting to ‘space’.

First photo of Earth from space