"Man will never reach the moon regardless of all future scientific advances."

— Dr. Lee De Forest

Apollo

Observe Apollo 8’s Lunar Milestones

NASA Night Sky Notes:

Observe Apollo 8’s Lunar Milestones  

By David Prosper

                                   

December marEarthriseks the 50th anniversary of NASA’s Apollo 8 mission, when humans first orbited the Moon in a triumph of human engineering. The mission may be most famous for “Earthrise,” the iconic photograph of Earth suspended over the rugged lunar surface. “Earthrise” inspired the imaginations of people around the world and remains one of the most famous photos ever taken. This month also brings a great potential display of the Geminids and a close approach by Comet 46P/Wirtanen