LAUNCH OF APOLLO 8 ON THIS DAY IN 1968

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The crew of Apollo 8: Frank Borman, Bill Anders and Jim Lovell.

Apollo 8 was the second crewed mission in the Apollo space program.  After the 
launch on December 21, 1968, Apollo 8 took three days to reach the Moon. It
orbited ten times over the course of 20 hours, during which time the crew made a Christmas Eve TV broadcast, reading the first 10 verses from the Bibles Book of Genesis. At the time, the broadcast was the most watched TV program ever. The successful mission of Apollo 8 paved the way for Apollo 11 and the fulfillment of President John F. Kennedy’s goal of landing a man on the Moon before the end
of the 1960s.

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