Like the Mission It Depicts, ‘Apollo 8' Overcomes Bumps and Just Might Inspire You

On the Apollo 8 mission patch, a large numeral eight loops around the Earth in the foreground and the moon in the background. The design is a succinct representation of the "round the moon and back" objective of the December 1968 flight of Frank Borman (commander), Jim Lovell (command module pilot) and Bill Anders (lunar module pilot). As discussed in Jeffery Kluger's new book, Apollo 8, getting the namesake mission off the ground and safely back to Earth would require equally elegant solutions to a complex set of problems.   Continue reading...

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