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    Apollo 8 recovery

    Apollo 8 recovery

    WASHINGTON, D.C., UNITED STATES

    12.08.2009

    Courtesy Photo

    NASA

    The Apollo 8 crew stands in the doorway of a recovery helicopter after arriving aboard the carrier U.S.S. Yorktown, recovery vessel for the historic initial manned lunar orbital mission. In left foreground is astronaut Frank Borman, Mission Commander. Behind Borman is astronaut James A. Lovell Jr., Command Module pilot; and on the right is astronaut William A. Anders, Lunar Module pilot. Apollo 8 splashed down at 10:51 a.m. (EST), December 27, 1968, in the central Pacific Ocean, approximately 1,000 miles south-southwest of Hawaii.

    NASA Identifier: GPN-2000-001504

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    IMAGE INFO

    Date Taken: 12.08.2009
    Date Posted: 02.08.2013 21:40
    Photo ID: 859757
    Resolution: 1530x1536
    Size: 373.92 KB
    Location: WASHINGTON, D.C., US

    Web Views: 227
    Downloads: 8

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