Astronaut Bill Anders Recalls Famous 'Earthrise' Photo He Took From Moon
The Apollo 8 mission on Christmas Eve of 1968 was the first time men flew to the moon. While Frank Borman, Jim Lovell and Bill Anders didn't land – that would be left for Apollo 11's Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin seven months later – they were the ...
The pale blue dot and other 'selfies' of Earth
The Conversation AU
On Christmas Eve 1968, Apollo 8 astronauts William Anders, James Lovell and Frank Borman were in lunar orbit and took several images of an Earth rising above the moon's horizon. One image in particular – known as Earthrise – has resonated like the Pale ...
History Colorado brings Apollo 8 to Denver in April
The Denver Post (blog)
The Apollo 8 crew in November 1968. ... The three men on board Apollo 8 — Commander Frank Borman, Lunar Module Pilot William Anders, and Command Module Pilot James Lovell — set the stage for Apollo 11's eventual landing on the lunar surface.
Celebrating Apollo 13's Anniversary in Style
I've met a number of Apollo-era astronauts and flight directors at past events like Spacefest and Astronaut Scholarship Foundation shows, but two men I'd never met were Apollo 13 commander Jim Lovell and Flight Director Gene Kranz, so going in I was ...