Why We're Called Blue Marble
In 1972, NASA’s Apollo 17 crew captured the first high-resolution photo of the planet from space. Dubbed the “Blue Marble Shot” this iconic image changed the way humans thought about our planet and our place in the world. This awe-inspiring image showed the beauty, fragility, and interconnectedness of the earth, and it reminds us that no matter our differences, we all share a home on this wonderful planet!
For over a decade the team at Blue Marble has been honoring the awesomeness of the earth with inspiring products that provide hands-on experiences with authentic gemstone and fossils from around the world.