NASA Celebrates Earth Day with Every #NASAEarthling

The iconic “Earthrise” image of Earth appearing over the Moon’s horizon as seen from the Apollo 8 spacecraft, taken during a live broadcast with NASA astronauts from the lunar orbit on Christmas Eve, Dec. 24, 1968. Credits: NASA

Washington/CMEDIA: NASA’s space exploration continues to inspire us to be better stewards of our planet and Earth Day is a great time to celebrate what we’ve done and can do to keep Earth everyone’s favorite planet in the universe.

The iconic 1968 Apollo 8 “Earthrise” photo of our planet appearing over the Moon’s horizon helped unite a generation into appreciating the fragility and beauty of Earth. As NASA returns humans to the Moon and eventually to Mars, NASA’s Earth science and climate research provides a global mosaic of Earth’s changes over time, enabling us to study the causes and effects of natural and human events. Understanding Earth gives us the means to better protect it and help ourselves.

To celebrate Earth Day, NASA will host a free, public event at Union Station’s Main Hall, located at 40 Massachusetts Ave. NE in Washington, Friday, April 22 (Earth Day) through Sunday, April 24, from noon to 5 p.m. EDT. The event will feature information about NASA science, live demonstrations, and other family friendly activities.

In conjunction with the in-person event, NASA also will host Earth Day online, with live events April 22 and site access through Monday, May 2. The virtual event will include live talks, conversation with scientists, a learning zone for students and other activities. Some content also will be available in Spanish.

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