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The tumultuous year of 1968 saw escalation of war, riots in the streets, and assassinations of leaders. During this time of upheaval back on Earth, NASA gave the world hope through its Apollo mission to the Moon. Apollo 8 was the first mission ever to take astronauts to a world beyond Earth.

Crew members James Lovell, Frank Borman and Bill Anders launched on Dec. 21, 1968, and reached lunar orbit three days later, on Christmas Eve. The unexpected view of our world rising above our desolate neighbor was caught on film in one of the most iconic pictures in history, Earthrise from Moon orbit. Back on Earth, splashdown occurred on December 27, 1968.

Join us and share this live webcast event with your patrons as we celebrate this anniversary with a guided recreation of the voyage along the actual path synchronized with the astronauts spoken words.

Featured Presenter: Carter Emmart
Event Date / Time: December 27 / 2pm ET – 3pm ET
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This webcast is brought to you by the American Museum of Natural History and the STAR Library Network’s NASA@ My LIbrary program.