Apollo 8 re-entry

Apollo 8 re-entry

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Credit: NASA/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Apollo 8 re-entry. This photograph was taken from a US Air Force aircraft at an altitude of just over 12,000 metres. Apollo 8 splashed down in the Pacific Ocean on 27th December 1968. The spacecraft flew to the Moon and orbited it ten times before returning to Earth. It carried astronauts James A Lovell, Frank Borman and William A Anders.

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Keywords: 1968, american, apollo 8, apollo program, manned spaceflight, programme, re-entry, space, space race, spacecraft, united states, usa

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