APOLLO 8                 MANNED LUNAR ORBITAL FLIGHT                     USA

First manned lunar orbital mission in spaceflight history. The spacecraft performed 10 lunar orbits.

Frank F. Borman


Commander

credit: NASA

LAUNCH :

12.51 GMT

Cape Canaveral

Florida / USA

Launch pad 39-A

Dec.21 / 1968

8.14.05

17:59:17

SPACECRAFT :


Apollo CSM

LAUNCH VEHICLE :

Saturn V

LANDING :

15.51 GMT


Pacific Ocean  (USS Yorktown)

1600 km SE of Hawaii

Dec.27 / 1968

designed by :     Michael May         copyright  2005

MANNED SPACE FLIGHT   

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Flight no.  026

FLIGHT DATA :

Inclination

32.60

Altitude

185/185 km

Duration

6d03h00m

Orbits

1.5 (E)

James A. Lovell


Pilot CSM

Moon and Earth seen by Apollo 8 crew

William A. Anders


Pilot LM