Apollo 8 and the Earthrise Picture That Changed History

Apollo 8 and the Earthrise Picture That Changed History

Apollo 8 was launched into space on December 21, 1968 which eventually brought back home the iconic Earthrise picture that changed history. This was the first time a manned mission leave Earth’s orbit, reached the moon, orbit the moon and eventually returned safely back to Earth. The crew of Apollo 8 included Commander Frank Borman, […]

Apollo 8 Around the Moon and 45 Years

Apollo 8 Around the Moon and 45 Years

December 21, 1968, 45 years ago, at 6:30 a.m. Apollo 8–the tallest, most powerful rocket, the cutting edge of human technological advancement at that time–pushed out into outer space for a three day flight around the moon. The moon’s orbit was reached Christmas Eve, and the craft orbited the moon three times while the three […]

Apollo 8 Earthrise Photo Recreated

Apollo 8 Earthrise Photo Recreated

The Earthrise is the magnificent view of the gibbous Earth as seen from lunar orbit. Our planet is seen rising over the moon’s horizon. It was a photograph taken by US astronaut William Anders in the Apollo 8 mission, the first manned mission ever sent to the moon. The photo was taken on Christmas Eve, […]