English mathematician, inventor, mechanical engineer and the father of the computer.
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. [more...]