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Apollo 8 served as the first manned lunar orbit mission. Liftoff occurred on December 21, 1968, carrying a three man crew consisting of astronauts Frank Borman, commander; William Anders, Lunar Module (LM) Pilot; and James Lovell, Command Module (CM) pilot. The three safely returned to Earth on December 27, 1968. In this photograph, the crew members are waving as they leave the recovery helicopter. 
Photo Credit: NASA

Apollo 8 served as the first manned lunar orbit mission. Liftoff occurred on December 21, 1968, carrying a three man crew consisting of astronauts Frank Borman, commander; William Anders, Lunar Module (LM) Pilot; and James Lovell, Command Module (CM) pilot. The three safely returned to Earth on December 27, 1968. In this photograph, the crew members are waving as they leave the recovery helicopter. 

Photo Credit: NASA

 
  1. asonlynasacan reblogged this from hellyesnasa and added:
    FRANK WHAT ARE YOU DOING GURL. We get that you’re the commander, and you’re all important n’ shit, but the pose? “HOLD...
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  3. jump-suit reblogged this from hellyesnasa and added:
    Frank Borman will now describe this mission using interpretive dance. Meanwhile, Bill Anders is a mime.
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