Moon Explorers Head for Earth
Apollo 8 astronauts Frank Borman, James Lovell and William Anders sailed safely toward Mother Earth this Christmas day with a priceless cargo of film and experiences. They also ... Had the engine not fired, the crew would have been stranded. A cheer ...
Rewind: On Christmas Eve 1968, Apollo 8 Orbited the Moon
But perhaps one of the most memorable events of American Christmases past was the flight of Apollo 8. Astronauts Jim Lovell, William Anders and Frank Borman spent the night before Christmas of 1968 orbiting the moon—the first humans to do so. It was a ...
Spending Christmas in space
A Christmas Eve reading from the book of Genesis by the Apollo 8 astronauts — commander Frank Borman, lunar module pilot Bill Anders and command module pilot Jim Lovell — from lunar orbit in 1968.
Embracing our common humanity
24, 1968, Apollo 8 astronauts Jim Lovell, Frank Borman and Bill Anders were given a privilege few human beings have ever had – they were able to see Earth from space. A color photograph, “Earthrise,” was captured during their orbit around the moon.