Spaceflights similar to or like Apollo 8

The first crewed spacecraft to leave low Earth orbit, and also the first human spaceflight to reach another astronomical object, namely the Moon, which the crew orbited without landing, and then departed safely back to Earth. Wikipedia

  • The third United States human spaceflight program carried out by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration , which succeeded in landing the first humans on the Moon from 1969 to 1972. First conceived during Dwight D. Eisenhower's administration as a three-person spacecraft to follow the one-person Project Mercury, which put the first Americans in space. Wikipedia

  • Apollo 11

    The spaceflight that first landed humans on the Moon. Commander Neil Armstrong and lunar module pilot Buzz Aldrin formed the American crew that landed the Apollo Lunar Module Eagle on July 20, 1969, at 20:17 UTC (14:17 CST). Wikipedia

  • Apollo 10

    May 1969 human spaceflight, the fourth crewed mission in the United States Apollo program, and the second to orbit the Moon. The Fmission: a "dress rehearsal" for the first Moon landing, testing all the components and procedures just short of actually landing. Wikipedia

  • Human spaceflight

    Spaceflight with a crew or passengers aboard a spacecraft, the spacecraft being operated directly by the onboard human crew. Spacecraft can also be remotely operated from ground stations on Earth, or autonomously, without any direct human involvement. Wikipedia

  • Space Race

    Informal 20th-century competition between two Cold War rivals, the Soviet Union and the United States (US), to achieve firsts in spaceflight capability. It had its origins in the ballistic missile-based nuclear arms race between the two nations following World War II. Wikipedia

  • List of Apollo missions

    The third United States human spaceflight program carried out by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration , which accomplished landing the first humans on the Moon from 1969 to 1972. During the Apollo 11 mission, astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin landed their Apollo Lunar Module (LM) and walked on the lunar surface, while Michael Collins remained in lunar orbit in the command and service module (CSM), and all three landed safely on Earth on July 24, 1969. Wikipedia

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    • Due to design and manufacturing delays in the lunar module (LM), Apollo 8 and Apollo9 swapped prime and backup crews, and Armstrong's crew became the backup for Apollo 8.Buzz Aldrin-Wikipedia
    • The only human lunar missions to date have been those of the United States' NASA Apollo program, which conducted the first manned lunar orbiting mission with Apollo 8 in 1968.Moon-Wikipedia
    • In December 1968, he visited the crew of Apollo 8 (the first manned mission to orbit the Moon) the day before their launch, and in 1969 he watched the launch of Apollo 11.Charles Lindbergh-Wikipedia
    • Apollo 8 was the first crewed spacecraft to orbit another celestial body, while Apollo 17 marked the last moonwalk and the last crewed mission beyond low Earth orbit.NASA-Wikipedia
    • The first two manned missions, Apollo 7 and the first manned flight to the Moon, Apollo 8, were completed by the end of Johnson's term.Lyndon B. Johnson-Wikipedia
    • The medals were awarded posthumously to Grissom, White, and Chaffee in 1969, then to the crews of all missions from Apollo 8 onward.Apollo program-Wikipedia

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