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Apollo 8 and the 50/50 bet that won the Space Race for America

Ars Technica - Dec 12, 2017
Because of the risks, the agency devised the mission that would become known as Apollo 8 largely in secret, with code names and subterfuge. It would only be the space agency's second human launch since the Apollo 1 fire, and humans had not yet flown ...

Splashdown to History: Local man helped bring Apollo 8 home

WILX-TV - Nov 21, 2017
And it came just in time. when Apollo 8 became the first manned spacecraft to orbit the moon. The U.S.S. Yorktown successfully picked the crew up after splashdown. and a young man from Michigan was there. He was a 23-year-old radar technician and one ...

Theatre du Mississippi's sixth annual Christmas Radio Show opens this weekend, highlights turbulent year of '68

Winona Daily News - Dec 13, 2017
This year, the theater company dives into the year 1968 — the height of the Vietnam War, the year Apollo 8 traveled around the moon, Robert Kennedy and Martin Luther King Jr. were assassinated, and the North Koreans captured the USS Pueblo. “It was a ...

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The Daring Adventure of Apollo 8 in 1968

DOCUMENTARY (2005) INFO: http://www.space.com/1696-making-race-moon-apollo-8-documentary-producer-tells.html APOLLO 8 INFO/PHOTOS/VIDEOS: https://www.flickr.com/photos/mrdanbeaumont/albums/7215763...

An Evening with the Apollo 8 Astronauts (Annual John H. Glenn Lecture Series)

In late December 1968, the Apollo 8 crew of Frank Borman, Jim Lovell, and Bill Anders became the first humans to leave Earth and journey to another world. They spent 20 hours orbiting the...

Apollo 8 - The Launch (Full Mission 01)

Apollo 8 - The Launch - Full Mission 01 This video details the countdown and launch of Apollo 8 on 21st December 1968. It is the first of an intended series which will cover the entire mission...

APOLLO 8 launch: Relive! this fantastic launch on ABC,\

If you liked! GO TO APOLLO-17, TERRIFIC LAUNCH LIVE, http://apollo-8.purzuit.com/video/7yIvOYFOm6c.html also Apollo 15 launch http://apollo-8.purzuit.com/video/OwMehQl04Mc.html and Apollo 16 launch http://ww...

Apollo 8: Race to the moon. \

PBS INFO: On Christmas Eve 1968, one of the largest audiences in television history tuned in to an extraordinary sight: a live telecast of the moon's surface as seen from Apollo 8, the first...