Monday, January 13, 2003
The Earth, As Seen From The Moon
Among the crew onboard Thursday's Space Shuttle launch (STS-107, shuttle Columbia) will be Israeli astronaut Ilan Ramon. Among his gear will be this image of the Earth, as seen from the moon, that was drawn in the early 1940 by then 14-year-old Petr Ginz. Ginz perished in the Holocaust.
A press release from Yad Vashem, the Israeli agency responsible for Holocaust remembrance, is here. (Link from Instapundit.)