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One of the first photos of Earth from the first man in space was taken by Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin during his orbital flight in April, 1961.
First photos of Earth by an American were taken by Alan Shephard out of his small window during his 15-minute flight in 1961. Shephard shouted, "What a beautiful view!" as he rose into the edge of space.
John Glenn looked back at Florida during his flight in 1962.