Posted by: Chris Kretz | December 21, 2008

In the World: Apollo 8

Saturday, December 21, 1968

Apollo 8 on the launch pad. Image courtesy of NASA.

Apollo 8 on the launch pad. Image courtesy of NASA.

Apollo 8 blasted off from the Kennedy Space Center with astronauts Frank Borman, James Lovell, and William Anders on board. This was the first flight using the Saturn V rocket and more importantly, the first manned flight to reach and orbit the Moon.

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  1. Image added May 18, 2009. Thanks, NASA.


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