The iconic image of the Earth rising above the lunar horizon taken by Bill Anders is probably the most memorable photograph of the Apollo 8 mission.
Cutaway diagram showing the major components of the Saturn V which were initial tested in the Apollo A missions. Click on image to enlarge. (NASA/MSFC)
A view of Mare Tsiolkovsky on the Moon's far side as seen from Apollo 8. These and other far side features were seen for the first time by human eyes during ...
A view of Mission Control at the Manned Space Center in Houston, TX during the Apollo 8 mission. (NASA/JSC)
A still from the movie taken by one of two camera pods showing the S-IC/S-II interstage dropping away shortly after the ignition of the five J-2 engines of ...
This diagram shows the placement of LTA-B inside the SLA on Apollo 8. Click on image to enlarge. (NASA)
An artist's depiction of Apollo 8 firing its Service Propulsion System (SPS) above the lunar surface. (NASA/North American Rockwell)
Diagram showing the placement and details of the sleeping bags carried by Apollo 8. Click on image to enlarge. (NASA)
Diagram showing the ground track and important milestone of the Apollo 8 parking orbit. Click on image to enlarge. (NASA)
The crew of the Apollo 8 mission consisted of (l to r) Frank Borman, William Anders and James Lovell. (NASA)
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An artist conception of the firing of the LM descent propulsion system (DPS) during the Apollo 5 mission. (NASA)
The launch of Soyuz 4 on January 14, 1969 from the pad at Area 31 at the Baikonur Cosmodrome. (Sovfoto)
John Young, the backup CM Pilot for the Apollo 7 mission, shown entering CSM-101 during high-altitude chamber tests at Kennedy Space Center in July 1968.
Artist depiction showing the position of Comet Kohoutek relative to the Earth on Christmas Eve 1973. (NASA)
View of the Moon over the Earth's horizon from Gemini 7 during its record breaking two-week long duration mission in December 1965. (NASA)
The view from Gemini 11 of the southern tip of the Indian subcontinent from an altitude of 760 kilometers. (NASA)
This diagram illustrates the major features of the new A7L spacesuits introduced for the Apollo 7 mission. Click on image to enlarge. (NASA)
The crew of Apollo 8 on the deck of the USS Yorktown for an official greeting ceremony following the end of their historic mission. (NASA)
Diagram showing the outbound and inbound trajectories of the Apollo 8 mission with important milestone. Click on image to enlarge. (NASA)
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A still from footage showing the view out of the left rendezvous window during the reentry of Apollo 6 with the limb of the Earth visible to the left.
Almost lost in the flurry of activity were the preparations for the final mission of the Gemini program.
Diagram highlighting the key aspects of the Apollo 6 (AS-502) mission. Click on image to enlarge. (NASA)
This is an anaglyphic 3D image (left eye red, right eye blue) created with modern digital imaging techniques using a pair of images taken by Apollo 6 from ...
... during launch using an Atlas-Centaur on November 7, 1967, NASA's unmanned lunar programs had met their goals in support of the Apollo program. (NASA)
This view of Mare Orientale was acquired by Lunar Orbiter 4 using its medium resolution camera at an altitude of 2,783 km during Orbit 33 on May 25.
Apollo 8 crew is photographed posing on a Kennedy Space Center (KSC) simulator in their space suits., William A. Anders, and Frank Borman.