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Apollo 8 astronauts – 1968 Time “Person of the Year”

The Apollo 8 astronauts were honoured in 1968 with Time magazine’s

The Apollo 8 astronauts were honoured in 1968 with Time magazine’s “Person of the Year”.

There were three crew members on the spacecraft – William Anders, Frank Borman and Jim Lovell. They became the first humans to travel beyond low Earth orbit and orbit the moon. The Apollo 8 was a monumental achievement for science and technology and set the stage for the first manned moon landings in 1969.

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