Anniversary of the First Photo from Space

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On October 24th, 1946, 66 years ago today, the first photograph from space was captured by a film camera riding on the back of the V-2 No. 13 rocket.

While we’re still dreaming of the first photo taken and shared with Instagram from space, hundreds of photos from earth looking out into the vastness of the universe have been captured & shared with Instagram, along with some incredible behind-the-scenes photographs from inside NASA’s facilities.