Category: apollo program

Apollo 8 launches on December 21, 1968.

Apollo 8 launches on December 21, 1968.

January 13, 1969 – The Apollo 10 lunar module …

January 13, 1969 – The Apollo 10 lunar module is moved into position to be mated with the “Spacecraft Lunar Module Adapter” at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

(NASA)

Apollo 16 mission commander John Young does so…

Apollo 16 mission commander John Young does some raking near the lunar rover, April 23, 1972. (NASA)

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

“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.”

—Apollo 8 astronaut Frank Borman, December 24, 1968

A vintage NASA photo shows the Earth and Moon,…

A vintage NASA photo shows the Earth and Moon, December 24, 1968, as seen from space during the Apollo 8 mission. (Stellar Views)

Thoughts on Christmas in space, December 24, 1…

Thoughts on Christmas in space, December 24, 1970, from the Crosbyton Review of Crosbyton, Texas.

(University of North Texas)

A page from The Moon Christmas Coloring Book, …

A page from The Moon Christmas Coloring Book, 1970.

(Dreams of Space)

EARTHRISE ON CHRISTMAS EVE – The Earth rises o…

EARTHRISE ON CHRISTMAS EVE – The Earth rises over the Moon’s horizon, December 24, 1968, photographed from lunar orbit by Apollo 8 astronaut Bill Anders. (NASA)

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.

EARTHRISE ON CHRISTMAS EVE – The Earth rises o…

EARTHRISE ON CHRISTMAS EVE – The Earth rises over the Moon’s horizon, December 24, 1968, photographed from lunar orbit by Apollo 8 astronaut Bill Anders. (NASA)