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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