On Apollo 8

Forty years ago today, Apollo 8 orbited the moon.

It was the first time that a manned spacecraft entered orbit around another celestial body.

Her crew — Frank Borman, James Lovell, and William Anders — were the first humans to witness an earthrise across the lunar horizon, and they took a famous photograph of the Earth hanging in the lunar skies.

Published by Allyn

A writer, editor, journalist, sometimes coder, occasional historian, and all-around scholar, Allyn Gibson is the writer for Diamond Comic Distributors' monthly PREVIEWS catalog, used by comic book shops and throughout the comics industry, and the editor for its monthly order forms. In his over ten years in the industry, Allyn has interviewed comics creators and pop culture celebrities, covered conventions, analyzed industry revenue trends, and written copy for comics, toys, and other pop culture merchandise. Allyn is also known for his short fiction (including the Star Trek story "Make-Believe,"the Doctor Who short story "The Spindle of Necessity," and the ReDeus story "The Ginger Kid"). Allyn has been blogging regularly with WordPress since 2004.

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