All photographs on this website are courtesy of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, specifically the NASA History Office and the NASA JSC Media Services Center. Today (Dec. 21) marks the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 8 mission, which launched from what was then Cape Kennedy on this day in 1968. Free for commercial use, no attribution required.

AS08-14-2506 (21-27 Dec. 1968) --- This photograph of a nearly full moon was taken from the Apollo 8 spacecraft at a point above 70 degrees east longitude. Launch: Dec. 21, 1968.
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The Hasselblad Flight Photographs The Apollo 8 mission carried two 70MM Hasselblad camera and returned with 7 magazines of film.

Reviews Reviewer: Space-Lewis - favorite favorite favorite favorite - January ā€¦ First crewed flight of the Saturn V rocket ; First human excursion beyond low Earth orbit; First in-person observations of Earth from a distance ; First crewed flight to the Moon ; Key Dates. Click on any image to view a larger version in a new window. Apollo 8. (Hold picture with moon's dark portion at left). Audio files coming soon... Digitized, cataloged and archived by the Houston Audio Control Room, at the NASA Johnson Space Center. Recovery on Earth: Dec. 27, 1968.

The Apollo 8 mission. Lunar orbit insertion: Dec. 24, 1968. Apollo 8's iconic "Earthrise" image. A total of 866 exposures were taken during the mission: 589 on black & white film and 276 on color film. In December of 1968, NASA astronauts Frank Borman, James Lovel and Bill Anders became the first humans ever to circle the moon on the historic Apollo 8 mission.
NASA . Addeddate 2010-12-08 15:44:29 Boxid OL100020401 Color color Identifier Apollo8 Ocr ABBYY FineReader 9.0 Ppi 300 Sound sound. Lunar departure: Dec. 25, 1968.

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