American Experience
TeamworkVisual ObservationsThe Apollo 8 Mission
Holes and bumps (0:37)
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Scouting landing sites (0:40)
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Red star (0:15)
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Airglow (0:29)
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'...there was this big black void, black hole. And that was the moon. That was the moon shielding the stars and yet not illuminated. It was as black as I've ever seen black. So that was the only time in the flight the hair kind of came up on the back of my neck a little bit.' -- William Anders, Lunar Module pilot
Race to the Moon American Experience PBS