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     The Apollo 8 mission in 1968 took the first pictures of the Earth from deep space by humans. (AP Photo/NASA)

    The Apollo 8 mission in 1968 took the first pictures of the Earth from deep space by humans. (AP Photo/NASA)

    Distance makes the heart grow fonder, just ask an astronaut. About 550 people have gone to space. When they return, many report feeling changed — their perceptions of the earth, their relationships, their approach to life are all fundamentally altered from their time away from the planet.

    Get ready for takeoff. 

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