Category: apollo 8

from-the-earth-to-the-moon13:

from-the-earth-to-the-moon13:

The Apollo 8 crew heading out to Pad 39A at Kennedy Space Center for launch in December 1968

good-and-colorful: thewoodlanders: Bringing in…

good-and-colorful:

thewoodlanders:

Bringing in the week with Frank learning that the USS Yorktown is out of pancakes.

I feel like we definitely don’t talk about Frank’s relationship with pancakes enough. 

thewoodlanders: Jim and Bill pose nicely in fr…

thewoodlanders:

Jim and Bill pose nicely in front of Saturn V. I haven’t a clue what Frank thinks he is doing.

thewoodlanders: Jan 12 1969: Ahh dammit, I mi…

thewoodlanders:

Jan 12 1969: Ahh dammit, I missed the anniversary of this wonderful occasion when the ‘Appollo 8 astronauts’ (ahem) spoke the pledge of allegiance at Superbowl III.

I still love how Frank asks Jim “you ready?” and then just carries on regardless, speeding though the whole thing so he could watch the game. You’re not fooling anyone, Borman.  

humanoidhistory: December 27, 1968: Apollo 8 c…

humanoidhistory:

December 27, 1968: Apollo 8 comes home. “Reentry, splashdown, acquisition, recovery.”

lightthiscandle: thewoodlanders: Chicago is s…

lightthiscandle:

thewoodlanders:

Chicago is so cold in January that not only are the three moon pioneers snuggling under a blanket together, Jim’s glove appears to have frozen onto his face.

This might be my favorite photo of Jim Lovell.

The Boys™

The Boys™

gusgrissom: “In the beginning, God created th…

gusgrissom:

“In the beginning, God created the heaven and the earth…”

Apollo 8, speaking to Earth from lunar orbit, Christmas Eve 1968

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“Earthrise” as seen from the Apollo 8 spacecraft. A stunning view that puts many things into perspective. We should work together and build for progress and the future.

Apollo 8 was one of NASA’s boldest decisions. …

Apollo 8 was one of NASA’s boldest decisions. Only after a single crewed Apollo flight, we took a massive step in the journey to land on the moon. One of the great moments in space exploration.