Apollo 8 launch

Apollo 8 launch

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Credit: NASA/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Apollo 8 launch. Apollo 8 spacecraft launching on top of a Saturn V rocket at Cape Canaveral (now Kennedy Space Centre), Florida, USA on 21 December 1968. This was the second manned Apollo mission and the first to be launched by a Saturn V rocket. The crew flew to the Moon and orbited it 10 times before returning to Earth on 27 December.

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