Apollo 8

Comparing Mountains on the Moon to the Earth’s Peaks

NASA's Artemis Program is planning to land astronauts on the Moon's south pole. To prepare for this, NASA's Solar System…

8 months ago

The Story of the Apollo Guidance Computer, Part 3

During the development of the Apollo Guidance Computer (AGC) by the MIT Instrumentation Laboratory (see Part 1 and Part 2…

1 year ago

Astronomy Cast Ep. 478: Apollo 8 with Paul Hildebrandt

On Christmas Day, 1968 Frank Borman, James Lovell and William Anders became the first human being to see the far…

3 years ago

What Does NASA Stand For?

Chances are that if you have lived on this planet for the past half-century, you've heard of NASA. As the…

5 years ago

Crazy Space Christmases: Moon Readings, Food Cans And Emergency Repairs

If you think the upside-down Christmas tree above is bizarre -- that's one of the latest activities of Expedition 42…

6 years ago

Watch All The Apollo Saturn V Rockets Blast Off At The Same Time

Editor's note: We posted this yesterday only to find that the original video we used had been pulled. Now, we've…

6 years ago

What’s On The Far Side Of The Moon?

You probably know we only see one side of the Moon from the Earth. But for the majority of human…

7 years ago

Weekly Space Hangout – December 20, 2013: Gaia Launch, Apollo 8 & Emergency Spacewalks

Host: Fraser Cain Guests: Nicole Gugliucci, Jason Major, Amy Shira Teitel, David Dickinson, Elizabeth Howell (more…)

7 years ago

See the Apollo 8 “Earthrise” in a Whole New Way

One of the most famous images from the history of spaceflight is the picture taken by the crew of Apollo…

7 years ago

Earthrise, Revisited

On December 24, 1968, Apollo 8 astronauts Frank Borman, William Anders and Jim Lovell were the first humans to witness…

9 years ago