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Space Fact of the Week

"Thank you, Apollo 8. You saved 1968"

TIMES January 3 1969

Though 1968 is remembered as one of the most traumatic years of this century, it also stands in history as the first time humans ventured to our moon. Astronauts of the Apollo 8 crew - Frank Borman, Jim Lovell and Bill Anders - arrived to orbit our neighbor on Christmas Eve and made history.

50 years later, the crew shares their voyage again with TIME magazine. Click here to read more about the heroes of Apollo 8!

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