Apollo and the Moon

Apollo 8

Apollo 8 was the second manned test, the first to reach the Moon. The test took place in December 1968.

This was (and still is) the furthest humans have been from Earth, and they travelled faster than any people ever before them.

The mission was extremely sucessful, almost perfect.

Lunar orbit insertion took place while the craft was behind the Moon, in a period (40 minutes) of non-contact with the Earth.

CrewMission CommanderFrank Borman
 Command Module PilotJim Lovell
 Lunar Module PilotWilliam Anders

Apollo 9