Apollo 8

1968: Apollo 8

Apollo 8

Apollo 8 crew before launch.

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

Apollo 8 launch.

The First Earthrise

The first earthrise photographed by humans.

Apollo 8 Return Capsule

Apollo 8 return capsule.