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An Evening with the Apollo 8 Astronauts

Earthrise from Apollo 8

     

John H. Glenn Lecture in Space History Series
Thursday, November 13, 2008
8:00 pm
Museum in Washington, DC

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In late December 1968, the Apollo 8 crew of Frank Borman, Jim Lovell, and Bill Anders became the first humans to leave Earth and journey to another world.   They spent 20 hours orbiting the Moon, and then made the flight back home.

In lunar orbit on Christmas Eve, the crew delivered to a world audience a moving TV broadcast in which they read from the Book of Genesis. During the mission, the three astronauts witnessed something no other human had ever seen--Earth rising over the lunar surface.  Captured on camera, this image has become one of the most well-known of the last forty years.

Apollo 8's success paved the way for Apollo 11, the first human landing on the Moon.

All three astronauts will be on hand to share stories of their careers and their momentous mission.

The astronauts will not be signing autographs at the lecture.

This event is made possible by the generous support of The Boeing Company.

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