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1968
Apollo 8




Apollo 8 crew before launch.
Credit: image by NASA, source: http://www.nasa.gov


Apollo 8 was the first manned mission to another world. Its three-man crew of Mission Commander Frank Borman, Command Module Pilot James Lovell, and Lunar Module Pilot William Anders became the first humans to see the far side of the Moon on December 21, 1968.





Apollo 8 launch
Credit: image by NASA, source: http://www.nasa.gov






The first Earthrise photographed by humans
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Apollo 8 Earth return capsule
Credit: image by NASA, source: http://www.nasa.gov





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