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The newest “Blue Marble” image, July 2015. NASA Captures “EPIC” Earth Image. A NASA camera on the Deep Space Climate Observatory satellite has returned its first view of the entire sunlit side of Earth from one million miles away.

Earth as seen on July 6, 2015 from a distance of one million miles by a NASA scientific camera
  • A unifying symbol of humanity cannot be a design. It has to be an image. One that inspires. Look what President Obama got inspired by today. 2015
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  • “Blue Marble” taken by the Chinese Chang’e 5 lunar test spacecraft. Photo dated October 24, 2014
  • This image was posted 5/8/14 by NASA JSC.
May be an image of 2 people
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  • 2011 International Astronautical Congress
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  • Astronauts4Hire recognize that they are first and foremost ambassadors of planet Earth. 2011
  • NASA Ames Research Center flies the Blue Marble flag on Earth Day 2011
  • NASA Administrator Charlie Bolden autographs the Blue Marble!
  • OFiS proudly announces its newest partner: Yuri’s Night! The goal of Yuri’s Night is to increase public interest in space exploration and to inspire a new generation of explorers. Driven by space-inspired artistic expression, Yuri’s Night creates a global community of young people committed to shaping the future of space exploration while developing responsible leaders and innovators with a global perspective. 2011
  • Former Astronaut and President of Ad Astra Rocket Company Dr. Franklin Chang-Diaz receives the Blue Marble patch at DLR in Germany! Dr. Chang-Diaz is a veteran of 7 Space Shuttle flights (STS-61-C, STS-34, STS-46, STS-60, STS-75, STS-91, STS-111)
  • Juergen Schlutz presents OFiS at the 2010 Space Generation Congress, Prague, Czech Republic!
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  • Astrophysicist and Science Communicator Neil DeGrasse Tyson promotes the blue marble image, 2010
  • EXPLORE participants promote Blue Marble flag at IAC 2010 in Prague!
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  • NASA Administrator and former Astronaut, Charles F. Bolden (was given the Blue Marble patch and explained the One Flag in Space initiative at SGC 2010 in Prague, Czech Republic! STS-61-C, STS-31, STS-45, STS-60)
  • American former Astronaut and former NASA Administrator Richard H. Truly with Colorado School of Mines Space Society students (ALT, STS-2, STS-8)
  • Blue Marble flew on the STS-131, 2010
  • The OFiS article ‘An International Symbol for the Sustained Exploration of Space’ was accepted for publication in ‘Space Policy’, July 2010
  • OFiS toast’s to Yuri’s Night 2010! (see video)
  • OFiS publishes “An International Symbol for the Sustained Exploration of Space” in Space Policy, a leading peer-reviewed journal (pdf)
  • OFiS was presented at the 2010 Space Generation Congress in Prague, Czech Republic (ppt)
  • “One Flag in Space” philosophy presented in Plenary 2 of IAC 2009. (see video)
  • The Blue Marble flag flies on Space Shuttle Discovery during mission STS-131 from April 5 – April 20 2010.



    Discovery separating from the ISS during STS-131 with the Blue Marble flag on board.
  • German Astronaut (ESA class of 2009) Alexander Gerst receives the Blue Marble patch in Cologne, Germany!
  • The Blue Marble: A Symbol for a Sustained Exploration of Space In and Beyond Low-Earth Orbit” was presented at the 2009 International Astronautical Congress in Daejeon, South Korea. (pdf)
  • The “Blue Marble” was prominently displayed and distributed at the booth of the Space Generation Advisory Council during the IAC 2008 and 2009 Space Exhibit.
  • “A Global Imperative; We Must Go!” was presented at the 2008 International Astronautical Congress in Glasgow, Scotland. Promotes humans in space exploration.
  • The “Blue Marble” served as a backdrop to the 2008 Space Generation Congress in Glasgow, Scotland.
  • The “Blue Marble” is a subsection of the paper. Reference: IAC-08-B3.1.10
  • The seed is there, one just needs to find a way to make it grow. This picture was taken in 1998 onboard the MIR Space Station, with Russian cosmonauts Talgat Musabaev and Nikolai Budarin.