A colorized version of the first photo of the Earth taken from space
Colorized: The Earth as seen from a camera on V-2 rocket number 13, launched Oct. 24, 1946.Photo colorization: Sanna Dullaway for TIME; Image credit: NASA/Bloomsbury/BNPS
A colorized version of the first photo of the Earth taken from space
First photo of the Earth taken from space
Colorized: The Earth as seen from a camera on V-2 rocket number 13, launched Oct. 24, 1946.
Photo colorization: Sanna Dullaway for TIME; Image credit: N
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See the First Photo Ever Taken in Space Colorized

Oct 06, 2015

69 years ago, on October 24, 1946, a V-2 missile fitted with a 35mm camera took the first ever photo from space.

The grainy, black and white photo was, at the time, considered revolutionary. It was the first time humanity saw Earth in the context of the vast, empty space.

Now, as we celebrate Space Week, TIME asked artist and photo editor Sanna Dullaway to colorize the historic photograph. The eerie image offers a new look at the history of space photography.

Read more about the history of the first photo taken in space here.

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