Get the latest updates on NASA missions, watch NASA TV live, and learn about our quest to reveal the unknown and benefit all humankind. Earth is seen rising above the moon. NASA.gov brings you the latest images, videos and news from America's space agency. This photo was the first view of the south polar ice cap. Image From Space Shuttle. This image from Apollo 17, and others like it, captured whole hemispheres of water, land and weather. These gorgeous pictures of Earth from space present our planet's colorful, bizarre geography from a stunning new perspective. In these images taken by both satellites and astronauts living on the International Space Station, Earth’s strange and colorful terrain comes into focus from a fascinating new perspective. The first picture of Earth from deep space was taken by Lunar Orbiter 1 on Aug. 23, 1966. The EPIC Earth Named after the Earth Polychromatic Imaging Camera (EPIC), this image of our home world was snapped from NASA's Deep Space Climate Observatory satellite from … NASA . The space shuttle fleet operated in low Earth orbit (LEO) for 30 years, … Whole Earth from Apollo 17.