Lovell Family Observing the Apollo 8 Launch

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Title

Lovell Family Observing the Apollo 8 Launch

Alternative Title

Lovell Family Observing Apollo 8 Launch

Subject

Merritt Island (Fla.)
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (U.S.)
NASA
Apollo Project (U.S.)
Project Apollo (U.S.)

Description

The family of Command Module Pilot Jim Lovell (1928-) observing the first manned launch of the Saturn V rocket during the Apollo 8 (AS-503) mission. Photographed from left to right are James Lovell (1955-), Jeffrey Lovell (1966-), Susan Lovell (1958-), Marilyn Lillie Gerlach Lovell (1930-), and Barbara Lovell (1953-).

Apollo 8 was the first manned launch of a Saturn V booster and mission to leave Earth orbit. It launched from John F. Kennedy Space Center (KSC) in Merritt Island, Florida, on December 21, 1968, with Lovell, Commander Frank Borman (1928-), and Lunar Module Pilot William Anders (1933-). 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 21, 1968: Larry Summers Collection.

Date Created

1968-12-21

Contributor

Is Format Of

Digital reproduction of original black and white photographic print, December 21, 1968.

Is Part Of

Florida Space Coast History Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.

Format

image/jpg

Extent

192 KB

Medium

1 black and white photographic print

Type

Still Image

Coverage

Merritt Island, Florida

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher
Civics/Government Teacher

Rights Holder

Copyright to this resource is held by Larry Summers 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 July 29, 2015. http://airandspace.si.edu/explore-and-learn/topics/apollo/apollo-program/orbital-missions/apollo8.cfm.

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1 black and white photographic print

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