It's easy to get overwhelmed by all the news surrounding the anniversary of the first lunar landing, but it's images like this that remind us why space still commands our collective imaginations forty years after Neil Armstrong took his first steps on the moon. [Reuters]
Sunrise From The International Space Station
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