Category: 1968

American poster for Destroy All Monsters, 1969…

American poster for Destroy All Monsters, 1969. Artwork by Reynold Brown.

Welcome home to the Apollo 8 astronauts, Decem…

Welcome home to the Apollo 8 astronauts, December 1968.

December 27, 1968: Apollo 8 comes home. “Reent…

December 27, 1968: Apollo 8 comes home. “Reentry, splashdown, acquisition, recovery.”

December 26, 1968 – Planet Earth, seen on tele…

December 26, 1968 – Planet Earth, seen on television in a transmission from the Apollo 8 spacecraft as it traveled at 6,084 feet per second, 97,000 nautical miles from home.

Apollo 8 roars into space on December 21, 1968…

Apollo 8 roars into space on December 21, 1968.

And from the crew of Apollo 8, we close with g…

And from the crew of Apollo 8, we close with good night, good luck, a Merry Christmas – and God bless all of you, all of you on the good Earth.

December 24, 1968: In the Apollo 8 message fro…

December 24, 1968: In the Apollo 8 message from space, astronauts read verses from the Book of Genesis, and mission commander Frank Borman closes with Christmas greetings to “all of you on the good Earth.”

Earth and Moon, December 24, 1968, photographe…

Earth and Moon, December 24, 1968, photographed during the Apollo 8 mission. (Stellar Views)

CHRISTMAS MOON – Beautiful views of the surfac…

CHRISTMAS MOON – Beautiful views of the surface of the Moon, taken from orbit by Apollo 8 astronauts on December 24, 1968. (NASA)

December 24, 1968 – Apollo 8 astronauts Frank …

December 24, 1968 – Apollo 8 astronauts Frank Borman, Jim Lovell, and Bill Anders become the first humans to orbit the Moon, circling the orb ten times.

(NASA)