Earthrise photograph, artwork
Earthrise photograph. Artwork based on the famous Earthrise photographs taken by the Apollo 8 astronauts Frank Borman and William Anders. The photographs were taken as Apollo 8 orbited the Moon on 24 December 1968. This artwork is based on the black-and-white photograph taken by Borman. A few minutes later, Anders took a colour photograph. The Earthrise photographs are considered to be among the most influential ever taken, inspiring greater understanding of the Earth's environment, set here against the blackness of space, and the barren surface of the Moon.
© RICHARD BIZLEY/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Spacecraft on the Moon, lunar map
Spacecraft on the Moon. Map showing coloured markers for 34 spacecraft that impacted or landed on the Moon from the 1960s onwards. The spacecraft are: Ranger 7-9 (1964 to 1965, NASA, white), Luna 5, 7-9, 13, 15-18, 20-21, 23-24 (1965 to 1976, Soviet Union, red), Surveyor 1-7 (1966 to 1968, NASA, green), Lunar Orbiter 1-3 (1966 to 1967, NASA, black), Apollo 11-12, 14-17 (1969 to 1972, NASA, blue), Lunar Prospector (1999, NASA, pink) and SMART-1 (2006, ESA, white). All except the Apollo landers were unmanned probes. Luna 2 (1959) was the first man-made object to reach the surface of the Moon.
© Detlev van Ravenswaay
Motor Sport - World Speedway Championship Final - Peter Craven - Wembley stadium
Holding his 500 winner's cheque is Peter Craven (far right), of United Kingdom, straddles a tractor at the Empire Stadium, Wembley, London, after winning the World Speedway Championship final. Behind him, with their plaques, are Barry Briggs (centre), of New Zealand and Southampton, who took the second prize of 200, and Ove Fundin (l), of Sweden, who was third and received a prize of 100. Driving the tractor is comedian Norman Wisdom, who presented the awards.