This object is on display in the James S. McDonnell Space Hangar room at Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA.
Collection Item Summary:
This Apollo 8 commemorative medal was minted by the Federal Republic of Germany. Apollo 8 launched on December 21, 1968, and returned to Earth six days later. It was the second human spaceflight 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 National Collection in 1972.
Collection Item Long Description:
National Air and Space Museum
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Federal Republic of Germany
Gift of Thomas Becker
3-D: 3.8cm (1 1/2 in.)
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