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Apollo 8 Where No One Has Gone Before Drew Ex Machina Space

Apollo 8 Where No One Has Gone Before Drew Ex Machina Space


Apollo 8: Where No One Has Gone Before

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.

A view of the reentry of Apollo 8 from a tracking aircraft over the Pacific. (NASA/JSC)

A view of the Earth as seen from Apollo 8 during its coast to the Moon. (NASA/JSC)

A view of S-IVB-503N with LTA-B visible from the departing Apollo 8 CSM. (NASA)

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 parting shot of the Moon taken from Apollo 8 after TEI. (NASA)

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 ...

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The launch of Apollo 5 from LC-37B just before sunset on January 22, 1968. (NASA)

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The First Apollo-Saturn Night Launch

The first photograph of the Earth from Apollo 8 following separation from its S-IVB stage. (NASA)

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The First Apollo Orbital Test Flight

Frank Borman shown in his couch in the CM cabin during the Apollo 8 mission. (NASA/JSC)

The Second Apollo Orbital Test Flight

AS-202: The Last Test Flight Before Apollo 1

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 ...

Diagram showing the launch configuration of the Apollo 8 mission. Click on image to enlarge. (NASA)

The firing room adjacent to the VAB at LC-39 during the Apollo 8 countdown. (NASA)

This diagram shows the placement of LTA-B inside the SLA on Apollo 8. Click on image to enlarge. (NASA)

Apollo 7: Rise of the Phoenix

Apollo 4: The First Flight of the Saturn V

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)

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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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Donn Eisele shown inside the CM cabin during the Apollo 7 mission. (NASA/JSC)

An artist conception of the firing of the LM descent propulsion system (DPS) during the Apollo 5 mission. (NASA)

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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)

The Agena shown after the tether was disconnected from Gemini 11. (NASA)

From Apollo to Orion: Space Launch Complex 37

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)


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The First Race to the Moon: Getting Off the Ground

The launch of Apollo 4 on November 9, 1967 from LC-39A at Kennedy Space Center. (NASA/KSC)

The Unflown Mission of Gemini 6

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)

An artist's depiction of AIMP D, Explorer 33, firing its solid retrorocket motor. (NASA)

Apollo 5 shown ready for launch at LC-37B. (NASA)

Surveyor 3: Touching the Face of the Moon

The launch of Apollo 6 on April 4, 1968 from LC-39A at Kennedy Space Center, Florida. (NASA)


The Mission of Gemini 3

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)

The final launch of the Saturn V on May 14, 1973 placed the Skylab space station into orbit. (NASA)

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Image: Lunar farside as seen by Apollo 8. Credit: 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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Agena GATV-5001R shown in orbit before docking with Gemini 12. (NASA)

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Photograph of the Earth taken by a camera on Apollo 4 near apogee. (NASA)

Ron Evans during the Apollo program's last deep space EVA on December 17, 1972. (JSC/NASA)

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.

Jim Lovell

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)

A view of Gemini 7 following the first successful rendezvous by Gemini 6. (NASA)

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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.

Launch of the Apollo A-101 mission on SA-6 on May 28, 1964 as viewed from the launch tower. (NASA)

A view of the Agena during the artificial gravity tests. (NASA)

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