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Apollo 8 50th Anniversary Celebration at the NASA Goddard Visitor Center
Sunday, December 2 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pmFree
Re-live the highlights of mankind’s most epic voyage:
Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 8 mission to the moon. In December 1968, three NASA astronauts became the first humans to orbit another celestial body. This is the mission that produced the famous Earthrise photo. We will explain the political backdrop and the technical challenges that set stage for the first manned lunar mission.
This celebration includes the following activities and displays:
Ernie Wright of the NASA Goddard Scientific Visualization Studio will present how he was able to reconstruct how the astronauts took the iconic Earthrise photo.
Bill Boublitz of NARHAMS will present a documentary that lets you experience the Apollo 8 mission from lift-off to splashdown.
Discover the Apollo 8 mission profile and highlights
Profiles of the Apollo 8 crew
Professionally crafted Command/Service Module model
See detailed scale models of Apollo era rockets
Experience the 363’ illustrated walkway of the Saturn V rocket
A narrated launch of a scale model of the Saturn V rocket
Download the information flyer at http://www.narhams.org/apollo8flyer.pdf