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From the Earth To The Moon - 1968



This photo of "Earthrise" over the lunar horizon was taken by the Apollo 8 crew in December 1968, showing Earth for the first time as it appears from deep space. 

Astronauts Frank Borman, Jim Lovell and William Anders had become the first humans to leave Earth orbit, entering lunar orbit on Christmas Eve. In a historic live broadcast that night, the crew took turns reading from the Book of Genesis, closing with a holiday wish from Commander Borman: "We close with good night, good luck, a Merry Christmas, and God bless all of you -- all of you on the good Earth." 


Today on Far Future Horizons we present the fourth episode of the acclaimed twelve-part HBO television miniseries From the Earth to the Moon - "1968".

This instalment of From the Earth to the Moon depicts Apollo 8's historic first manned orbital lunar flight, as the redemption of an otherwise strife-torn year filled with political assassinations, war, and unrest.





Documentary footage of the turbulent political events are interspersed with the drama, which is mostly filmed in black and white except for scenes aboard the spacecraft and some colour newsreel footage. The fears of mission commander Frank Borman's wife Susan of the possibility of her husband dying in a spacecraft trapped in lunar orbit are highlighted.


The Crew of Apollo 8 Left to right: Jim Lovell, William Anders, Frank Borman 


The astronauts of Apollo 8 were the first humans to leave Earth orbit and visit another world, our Moon. They orbited the Moon for 20 hours during Christmas and on the 24th December 1968 sent the people of Earth and inspirational message of hope. 


From The Earth to the Moon (the Signature Edition) is available on DVD from Amazon .com.



From the Earth To The Moon - "1968"


This photo of "Earthrise" over the lunar horizon was taken by the Apollo 8 crew in December 1968, showing Earth for the first time as it appears from deep space. 

Astronauts Frank Borman, Jim Lovell and William Anders had become the first humans to leave Earth orbit, entering lunar orbit on Christmas Eve. In a historic live broadcast that night, the crew took turns reading from the Book of Genesis, closing with a holiday wish from Commander Borman: "We close with good night, good luck, a Merry Christmas, and God bless all of you -- all of you on the good Earth." 


Today on Discovery Enterprise we present the fourth episode of the acclaimed twelve-part HBO television miniseries From the Earth to the Moon - "1968".

This instalment of From the Earth to the Moon depicts Apollo 8's historic first manned orbital lunar flight, as the redemption of an otherwise strife-torn year filled with political assassinations, war, and unrest.





Documentary footage of the turbulent political events are interspersed with the drama, which is mostly filmed in black and white except for scenes aboard the spacecraft and some colour newsreel footage. The fears of mission commander Frank Borman's wife Susan of the possibility of her husband dying in a spacecraft trapped in lunar orbit are highlighted.


The Crew of Apollo 8 Left to right: Jim Lovell, William Anders, Frank Borman 


The astronauts of Apollo 8 were the first humans to leave Earth orbit and visit another world, our Moon. They orbited the Moon for 20 hours during Christmas and on the 24th December 1968 sent the people of Earth and inspirational message of hope. 


From The Earth to the Moon (the Signature Edition) is available on DVD from Amazon .com.



From the Earth To The Moon - "1968" 

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