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.
In 2005, Opera CEO, Jon Stephenson von Tetzchner, announced that he would swim across the Atlantic from Norway to the US if the version 8 of web browser received a million downloads in 4 days. The number was reached in just 2 days and Tetzchner went ahead with the challenge, though in vain. [more...]