Kennedy Space Center, Florida
Launch of Apollo 8 Astronauts, Frank Borman, James Lovell and William Anders, in a successful orbit of the Moon.
Color Photo by NASA
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Apollo 8, the second human spaceflight mission in the United States Apollo space program, was launched on December 21, 1968, and became the first manned spacecraft to leave Earth orbit, reach the Earth's Moon, orbit it and return safely to Earth.