Photos: Early views of Earth from space
V-2 view of Earth
Until that point, NASA says, the highest altitude from which pictures had been taken of Earth was 13.7 miles, from the Explorer II balloon in 1935.
TIROS-1 satellite view
For more grainy 1960s and early 1970s images of Earth, see "Images: First U.S. spy satellite photos--ever!."
Earthrise from the moon
Earth from Apollo 17
Earth and moon
Here's what you see, according to NASA: "Antarctica is visible through clouds (bottom). The Moon's far side is seen; the shadowy indentation in the dawn terminator is the south pole Aitken Basin, one of the largest and oldest lunar impact features."