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Apollo 8 launch

Apollo 8 launched on December 21, 1968 and sent the first humans out of Earth's orbit. It carried Frank Borman, Jim Lovell and William Anders on the first launch of a Saturn V with a crew onboard on a mission to orbit the Moon 10 times before returning to Earth on December 27.

 

Image #: S69-15558

Date: December 21, 1968

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Taken on December 21, 1968