NASA HISTORY: Apollo 8 Launches From Cape Canaveral 51 Years Ago, Sends First Humans Into Lunar Orbit

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Launch happened at 7:51 a.m. (ET)

ABOVE VIDEO: On December 21, 1968, Apollo 8 launched from Cape Canaveral sending the first humans into a lunar orbit and proving that a Moon landing was within reach for the United States.

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – On December 21, 1968, Apollo8 launched from Cape Canaveral sending the first humans into a lunar orbit and proving that a Moon landing was within reach for the United States.

Launch happened at 7:51 a.m. (ET).

The close-up views of the Moon and the distant views of the Earth shared by Frank Borman, Jim Lovell, and Bill Anders proved to be profound.

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