To the Moon and Back
Chicago’s Museum of Science and Industry’s exhibit honoring the 50th anniversary includes a beautifully curated reproduction of a “typical American living room”, circa 1968.
50 years ago today, Apollo 8 was the first manned launch of a Saturn V; just three days later Frank Borman, Jim Lovell and William Anders would find themselves orbiting the Moon.
Imagine what it would have been like to watch the Earthrise or see the moon from only 60 nautical miles above the surface for the very first time on Christmas eve.
Jeffery Kluger’s “Apollo 8: The Thrilling Story of the First Mission to the Moon” is a good read on the subject.