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.
Amazon hadn't made a profit in the first six years of operation. Launched in 1994, the company showed profit in the books only in the last quarter of 2001. [more...]