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Medal, Commemorative, Apollo 8, Bavarian State Mint

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This object is on display in the James S. McDonnell Space Hangar room at Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA.

Medal, Commemorative, Apollo 8, Bavarian State Mint

Collection Item Summary:

This Apollo 8 commemorative medal was struck by the Bavarian State Mint. Apollo 8 was launched on December 21, 1968, and returned to earth six days later. It was the second human flight and the first lunar orbital mission in the Apollo program. Frank Borman, William Anders, and James Lovell, Jr. were the three astronauts.

Space medal collector Thomas Becker donated this medal to the Museum in 1972.

Collection Item Long Description:

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum

Rights

Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum

Manufacturer

Credit Line

Gift of Thomas Becker

Materials

Silver medal

Dimensions

3-D: 5.1cm (2 in.)

Country of Origin

Germany

Type

MEMORABILIA-Events

Inventory Number

A19731510000