Daily Archives: December 24, 2018

Fifty years ago come December 24 (Christmas Eve), 1968, the Apollo 8 mission changed how we see the earth and ourselves forever.

Apollo 8 launched on December 21, 1968 and took nearly three days (68 hours) to travel the distance to the moon. The three astronauts aboard were Frank Borman, James Lovell Jr., and Bill Anders. The latter was the mission photographer. … Continue reading

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