50 Years Ago on Christmas Eve 1968, Apollo 8 Photographed This Earth Rise

50 Years Ago on Christmas Eve 1968, Apollo 8 Photographed This Earth Rise

December 21, 2018 Albuquerque, New Mexico – Apollo 8, the second manned spaceflight mission in the United States Apollo space program, was launched fifty years ago on December 21, 1968, and became the first manned spacecraft to leave low Earth orbit, reach the Moon, orbit it, photograph the back side (below) ¬†and safely return to …

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