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Today In History Dec 24 Apollo 8 A look back t


Look back at historic Apollo 8 mission to the moon

A black sky with a grey, cratered lunar horizon. A small blue Earth with · Earthrise taken from Apollo 8 ...


The Earth is seen off the lunar horizon in this telephoto view taken by the astronaut Bill Anders from the Apollo 8 spacecraft on December 24, 1968.

An idealized recreation of the Earthrise moment, courtesy of NASA Science Visualization Studio. This


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You can relive the Apollo 8 experience, accurate down to the exact orientation of the

William A. Anders shot one black-and white photo shot of the Earth a moment before the famous color picture. He and his crewmates, Frank F. Borman II and ...

The crew of Apollo 8 in their space suits on a Kennedy Space Center simulator.

Liftoff of Apollo 8. (Credit: Ralph Morse/Getty Images)

The Apollo 8 mission lifted off from pad 39A at Kennedy Space Center at 7:51 a.m. on December 21, and slid into lunar orbit three days later, astounding the ...

This Dec. 24, 1968, file photo shows a television screen with a view

A Saturn V rocket carrying the Apollo 8 mission blasted off a launchpad in Florida on

Canberra Times 24 December 1968

Apollo 8 during launch

Apollo 8's Christmas Eve 1968 Message


December 24, 1968: NASA Simulates Exactly What the Apollo 8 Astronauts Saw When They Took the Iconic Earthrise Photograph

The night before the launch, a view of the Saturn V rocket for Apollo 8, readied on pad 39A, on December 20, 1968 #

Apollo 8: The Thrilling Story of the First Mission to the Moon

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Apollo 8 astronaut Jim Lovell says we should think of Earth as heaven - Business Insider

... of Washington National Cathedral the night of Dec. 11, while inside, hundreds of people gathered to honor the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 8 mission.

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Apollo 8, 50 Years Later: The Greater Leap

In this Dec. 22, 1968 image from video made available by NASA, Frank

Apollo 8 Christmas Eve around the Moon

This Apollo 8 reentry photograph was taken by a U.S. Air Force Airborne Lightweight Optical Tracking System camera mounted on a KC-135-A aircraft flown at ...


FILE – In this Dec. 19, 1968 file photo, spotlights illuminate the 363

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A pre-launch-night view of Saturn 503 / Apollo 8 on pad 39A on December 20, 1968 #

Apollo 8 leaves for the moon, December 21, 1968, 7:51 a.m. The Saturn V rocket, 110 meters (363 feet) tall, generated 34.5 million newtons (7.6 million ...

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In this December 1968 file photo, the Saturn V rocket carrying the Apollo 8 crew is prepared for launch from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

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Apollo 8 Astronaut James A. Lovell Jr. was the last speaker in the Dec. 11 event. He is seen here on one of the television screens used to help the ...

Apollo 8's Frank Borman (front), James Lovell and Bill Anders head to the launchpad for the first-ever flight around the Moon. (NASA)

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This Dec. 29, 1968 photo made available by NASA shows the large moon crater

Cruise back to Earth and reentry[edit]

Luckily for posterity and for The Whole Earth Catalog, the iconic Apollo 8 Earthrise photo was shot on film and couldn't be erased.

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Anders says the view of the shrinking Earth impressed him more than the sight of it from lunar orbit. He took nearly 100 pictures of it as they headed ...

APOLLO 8: "Live Moon seen from spacecraft", ABC NEWS SPECIAL REPORT, December 24, 1968

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10 Things You May Not Know About the Apollo Program

The astronaut William Anders, the Apollo 8 lunar-module pilot, looks out the window as a camera records the scene during spaceflight in December 1968. #

Today, the Apollo 8 command module, an artifact in the collections of the Smithsonian's

Astronaut Jim Lovell remembers Apollo 8 mission 50 years later - CBS News

Translunar flight of Apollo 8. NASA.

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Potential earthrises as seen from the Moon's surface[edit]

The command module flown by Apollo 8's crew of Milwaukee native Jim Lovell, Frank Borman

On 24 December 1914, a series of widespread but unofficial ceasefires occurred along the Western Front during World War One, with troops crossing into no ...

In-flight footage of Frank Borman (center) during the Apollo 8 mission

A thin light-gray crescent Moon stretches diagonally from lower left to upper right against

FILE – In this Dec. 21, 1968 file photo, the Saturn V Rocket

Christmas Eve is a day to remember the events around the birth of Jesus.

Photograph of liftoff of Apollo 8

William Anders, left, James A. Lovell Jr., and Frank Borman were

A photo of the lunar surface from orbit in December 1968. When the Apollo 8 crew first reached orbit, Mission Control asked them: "Apollo 8, Houston.

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He snapped a quick photo of the scene in black and white ...

Remembering the Apollo 8 Christmas Eve Broadcast - History in the Headlines

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U.S. National Guard troops block off Beale Street in Memphis, Tennessee, as Civil Rights marchers wearing placards reading, "I AM A MAN" pass by on March 29 ...

Apollo 8 Stats: Launch on December 21, 1968. Crew of Frank Borman,

Apollo 40 years on: how the moon missions changed the world for ever | Science | The Guardian

3, 1969 issue, showing Men of the Year Apollo 8 astronauts

The nave of Washington National Cathedral was bathed in blue light and stars on the night of Dec. 11. Photo: Mary Frances Schjonberg/Episcopal News Service

Astronaut Buzz Aldrin stands on the Moon

President Lyndon Johnson watching coverage of Apollo 8 splashdown.


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