News Display: Apollo 8 Launches to the Moon
By: Education Program Gottesman Libraries
Published: 12/01/2017
Uploaded: 11/22/2017
Uploaded by: Education Program Gottesman Libraries
Pockets: Gottesman Libraries Archive, Gottesman Libraries' Education Program, News Displays
Tags: Apollo 8, manned missions, Science education, space exploration, space race, STEM

Description/Abstract: News Display: Apollo 8 Launches to the Moon, Thursday, 12/21

The first manned mission to the moon, Apollo 8 launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida on December 21, 1968. Frank Borman, James Lovell, Jr., and William Anders were the first astronauts to enter orbit around the moon -- not just once, but 10 tens times -- sending images of the Earth and moon back to the United States. Apollo 8 landed safely in the Pacific Ocean on December 27, having left lunar orbit on Christmas Day, 1968. This journey paved the way for Apollo 11, the first manned mission to walk on the moon; astronauts Neil A. Armstrong and Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin set foot there on July 20, 1969.

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