(27 Dec. 1968) — The Apollo 8 capsule is seen being hoisted aboard the recovery carrier, USS Yorktown after its successful splashdown.
(21-27 Dec. 1968) — This photograph is a view looking south toward the lunar horizon. The bright-rayed crater in the foreground is located at approximately 30 degrees south latitude and 110 degrees east longitude on the farside of the moon. This is another example of a bright rayed crater which the astronauts photographed during the Apollo 8 lunar orbit mission. This type of feature readily stands out in the Apollo 8 photographs because it was photographed at a high sun angle.
(18 Dec. 1965) — Astronauts Frank Borman, command pilot, and James A. Lovell Jr., pilot, sit in life raft while awaiting pickup by a helicopter from the aircraft carrier USS Wasp. The three-man Navy frogman team attached the flotation collar to increase the Gemini-7 spacecraft’s buoyancy prior to recovery. Photo credit: NASA
Frank Borman, Jim Lovell, and Bill Anders during training for Apollo 8
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(21-27 Dec. 1968) — Astronaut William A. Anders, lunar module pilot, is shown during intravehicular activity (IVA) on the Apollo 8 lunar orbit mission. This still print was made from movie film taken by an onboard 16mm motion picture camera.
Happy 52nd anniversary to Frank and Jim- the greatest space duo of all time