Apollo 8's Historic Flight

Apollo 8 Frank Borman James Lovell William Anders
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Historic Mission
In December, 1968, astronauts (l. to r.) Frank Borman, James Lovell and William Anders orbited the moon ten times in 20 hours, becoming the first people to ever leave the gravitational pull of Earth and enter the gravitational field of another celestial body.

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