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Apollo 8 Launch

Edited footage of the Apollo 8 launch, several camera views compiled. Runs from T-00:25 through T+03:25. See the mighty Saturn V launch vehicle in action, ca...

APOLLO 8 launch: Relive! this fantastic launch on ABC," EXCEPTIONAL HISTORICAL MOMENT " Dec. 21,1968

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Apollo 8 - The Launch (Full Mission 01)

Apollo 8 - The Launch - Full Mission 01 This video details the countdown and launch of Apollo 8 on 21st December 1968. It is the first of an intended series ...

Apollo 8 - Wikipedia

First crewed space mission to orbit the Moon Apollo 8 was the first crewed spacecraft to leave low Earth orbit and the first to reach the Moon, orbit it, and return.[1][2][3] Its three-astronaut crew — Frank Borman, James Lovell, and William Anders — were the first humans to fly to …

Apollo 8

Overview

Destination: Low Earth Orbit
Mission: Human Exploration

Low Earth Orbit Launch Complex 39A Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA

Apollo 8 was the first flight of the mighty Saturn V launch vehicle key to human exploration of the moon. The three-astronaut crew — Commander Frank Borman, Command Module Pilot James Lovell, and Lunar Module Pilot William Anders. This Mission was the first manned spacecraft to orbit the moon.

Saturn V

Family: Saturn
Configuration: V

The Saturn V was a human-rated expendable rocket used by NASA between 1967 and 1973. Most notably, the Saturn V took the Apollo program to the Moon. It still remains the world's tallest, heaviest, and most powerful rocket ever brought to operational status and is the only launch vehicle to take humans beyond LEO.

Specifications
  • Stages
    3
  • Length
    110.6 m
  • Diameter
    10.1 m
  • Fairing Diameter
  • Launch Mass
    2970 T
  • Thrust
    35100 kN
Family
  • Name
    Saturn V
  • Family
    Saturn
  • Variant
    V
  • Alias
  • Full Name
    Saturn V
Payload Capacity
  • Launch Cost
  • Low Earth Orbit
    140000 kg
  • Geostationary Transfer Orbit
  • Direct Geostationary
  • Sun-Synchronous Capacity

Apollo CSM-103


In-active Human Rated Crew On-board: 3 Crew Capacity: 3 Payload Capacity: 1050 kg
Destination: Moon Orbit
Serial Number: CSM-103

CSM-103 was an Apollo Command & Service Module used in the Apollo 8 mission.

Apollo Command/Service Module Details

Crew


Frank Borman

Commander - American - ( NASA )

Status: Retired

Date of Birth: March 14, 1928
Age: 93

Jim Lovell

Command Module Pilot - American - ( NASA )

Status: Retired

Date of Birth: March 25, 1928
Age: 93

William Anders

Lunar Module Pilot - American - ( NASA )

Status: Retired

Date of Birth: Oct. 17, 1933
Age: 87

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

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Administrator: Bill Nelson Founded: 1958 Successes: 54 Failures: 7 Pending: 7

Agency Type: Government

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration is an independent agency of the executive branch of the United States federal government responsible for the civilian space program, as well as aeronautics and aerospace research. NASA have many launch facilities but most are inactive. The most commonly used pad will be LC-39B at Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

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Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA

Launch Complex 39A


Hapith I
Failure
1 day, 13 hours ago
Test Flight
Pad 1 - Whalers Way Orbital Launch Complex, South Australia

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Falcon 9
Success
1 day, 20 hours ago
Inspiration4
Launch Complex 39A - Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA

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Soyuz 2.1b/Fregat-M
Success
3 days, 2 hours ago
OneWeb 10
31/6 - Baikonur Cosmodrome, Republic of Kazakhstan

A batch of 34 satellites for the OneWeb satellite constellation, which is intended to provide global Internet broadband service for individual consum…


Falcon 9
Success
3 days, 16 hours ago
Starlink Group 2-1
Space Launch Complex 4E - Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA

A batch of 51 satellites for Starlink mega-constellation - SpaceX's project for space-based Internet communication system.


Soyuz
Success
1 week, 1 day ago
Razbeg 1 (Kosmos 2551)
43/4 (43R) - Plesetsk Cosmodrome, Russian Federation

The Russian Razbeg 1 is small military satellite optical reconnaissance satellite. It was built by NPP VNIIEM. It is likely the same satellite ide…


Long March 3
Success
1 week, 1 day ago
ChinaSat 9B
Launch Complex 2 (LC-2) - Xichang Satellite Launch Center, People's Republic of China

Zhongxing-9B (ChinaSat 9B) is a Chinese communications satellite, that will replace the Zhongxing-9A satellite in orbit. The latter was launched in 2…


Long March 4C
Success
1 week, 3 days ago
Gaofen-5-02
Launch Complex 9 - Taiyuan, People's Republic of China

Gaofen (GF) is a series of Chinese civilian remote sensing satellites for the state-sponsored program China High-definition Earth Observation System …


Firefly Alpha
Failure
2 weeks ago
Maiden Flight
Space Launch Complex 2W - Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA

First flight of the new Firefly Alpha small sat launcher developed by Firefly Aerospace. It will carry Firefly’s DREAM (Dedicated Research & Educatio…


Falcon 9
Success
2 weeks, 5 days ago
Dragon CRS-2 SpX-23
Launch Complex 39A - Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA

SpaceX will launch the cargo variant of its Dragon 2 spacecraft on their 23rd commercial resupply services mission to the International Space Station…


Astra Rocket 3
Failure
2 weeks, 5 days ago
STP-27AD1
LP-3B - Kodiak Launch Complex, Alaska, USA

Space Force test payload contracted through the Defense Innovation Unit’s Other Transaction Agreement with Astra Space.