The Apollo 8 crew composed of astronaut Frank Borman, Jim Lovell and William Anders saw with their own eyes how Earth looked like from our satellite and one of the most famous pictures was taken named “Earthrise”.
In a few months, we will celebrate the 50 year anniversary of Apollo 11. Only 3 men of the 12 astronauts who have been fortunate enough to walk on the Moon are still alive and a total of 12 Apollo astronauts should be there for the ceremony.
I saw this short film recently on National Geographic’s YouTube channel. A MUST WATCH!
It rapidly goes through the voyage of Apollo 8 and this beautiful, very well edited film focuses particularly on the Earth. It’s a great reminder of our place in the Universe and it puts to a whole new perspective on our existence.
I got a great LEGO model of the Saturn IV that really put the whole ting into scale, it’s incredible when you think about it. We can not only get someone off this planet, but to another celestial body…
Aerospace encompasses in atmosphere flight. So why are we arguing whether it is in the right category? This is a reason I’m leaving the community in a couple days. Powered flight was important for spaceflight. There is a reason NASA does not JUST do spaceflight. And aviation just simply means flight. Whether Around space or in the atmosphere, it’s still aviation in its root meaning.