Apollo 8 Astronauts on the USS Yorktown After Splashdown

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Title

Apollo 8 Astronauts on the USS Yorktown After Splashdown

Alternative Title

Apollo 8 Astronauts on USS Yorktown

Subject

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (U.S.)
NASA
Apollo Project (U.S.)
Project Apollo (U.S.)
Apollo 8 (Spacecraft)
Lovell, Jim
Astronauts--United States
Borman, Frank, 1928-
Anders, William Alison, 1933-

Description

The crew of Apollo 8 (AS-503) stepping off of the recovery helicopter on the carrier USS Yorktown in the Pacific Ocean. Photographed from left to right are Jim Lovell (1928-), Frank Borman (1928-), and William Anders (1933-), who had just completed the first mission orbiting the Moon. Apollo 8 was the first manned launch of a Saturn V booster and mission to leave Earth orbit. It launched on December 21, 1968, with Commander Borman, Command Module Pilot Lovell, and Lunar Module Pilot Anders. Apollo 8 was the first manned spacecraft to leave Earth's orbit, reach the Moon, and orbit and return safely to Earth. The crew became the first humans to travel beyond low Earth orbit, to see Earth as a whole planet, to directly see the far side of the Moon, and to witness Earthrise.

Source

Original black and white photographic print, December 28, 1968: Space Walk of Fame Collection.

Date Created

1968-12-28

Contributor

Is Format Of

Digital reproduction of original black and white photographic print, December 28, 1968.

Is Part Of

Florida Space Coast History Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.

Format

image/jpg

Extent

130 KB

Medium

1 black and white photographic print

Language

eng

Type

Still Image

Coverage

Pacific Ocean

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher
Civics/Government Teacher

Rights Holder

Copyright to this resource is held by Florida Space Coast History Project and is provided here by RICHES of Central Florida for educational purposes only.

Curator

Michlowitz, Robert
Cepero, Laura

Digital Collection

External Reference

"APOLLO 8 (AS-503)." Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. Accessed June 26, 2015. http://airandspace.si.edu/explore-and-learn/topics/apollo/apollo-program/orbital-missions/apollo8.cfm.

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Original Format

1 black and white photographic print

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