IT WAS FIFTY YEARS AGO TODAY- CHRISTMAS DAY 1968 APOLLO 8 STARTS JOURNEY BACK HOME TO EARTH

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It was fifty years ago today- at 1:10 AM Eastern time- Christmas Day- Wednesday December 25th, 1968 after orbiting the Moon ten times Apollo 8 ignited its engines to break out of the Moon’s gravity and begin their long trip back home to Earth.

 

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