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OPINION: 50 years after Apollo 8 NASA is groundedJason RhianDecember 25th, 2018
On Dec. 25, 1968 astronauts Frank Borman, Jim Lovell and Bill Anders circled the Moon in their Apollo 8 capsule. This was a dark period in U.S. history and, as one person stated via a telegraph, Apollo 8 had "saved 1968." It was a time when anything seemed possible. It now serves as a reminder of a bygone age.
Our SpaceFlight Heritage: Two craters named in honor of Apollo 8Tomasz NowakowskiOctober 10th, 2018
This December marks the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 8 mission to the Moon. The International Astronomical Union has found a special way to honor the occasion.
Our SpaceFlight Heritage: The atheist and Apollo 8Jason RhianDecember 25th, 2017
When most people think of Apollo 8, they think of how the Book of Genesis was read from the vicinity of the Moon and the well-wishes the trio of astronauts gave the world. The year 1968 was not a good one in terms of U.S. history, and Apollo 8 ended that dark year on a high note – for most Americans. One exception, an atheist who opted to sue the U.S. government over violations of the first amendment by reading from Genesis on a government-sponsored mission. Who was this person and what happened to them?
Our SpaceFlight Heritage: 50 years since Gemini XIICollin SkocikNovember 11th, 2016
On Nov. 11, 1966 – 50 years ago – the final flight of NASA’s historic Project Gemini lifted off from Launch Complex 19 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. Commander Jim Lovell and pilot Buzz Aldrin spent three days pushing the program farther than it had ever been before and conducted the first completely successful extravehicular activity.
Our SpaceFlight Heritage: Apollo 13 – NASA’s successful failureDavid DarlingApril 17th, 2016
KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. — It was the most harrowing period of the Apollo era, Apollo 13. Luckily for the crew, the team at NASA's Mission Control Center came through with flying colors and it came to its conclusion on this date in space flight history – April 17, 1970.
Opinion: Apollo 8 – An unfinished journeyJason RhianDecember 25th, 2014
Forty-six years have elapsed since mankind first traversed the skyways above the Moon. In 1968 the crew of Apollo 8, Frank Borman, Jim Lovell and Bill Anders thundered into the Florida skies in their Apollo Command and Service Module which was perched atop a Saturn V booster. Mission planners had opted to go big – and […]