Apollo 8 Recovery, 1968. Creator: NASA.

Apollo 8 Recovery, 1968. Creator: NASA.

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Apollo 8 Recovery, 1968. A team of U.S. Navy underwater demolition swimmers prepares the Apollo 8 command module for being hoisted aboard the carrier U.S.S. Yorktown, prime recovery vessel for the initial manned lunar orbital mission. The crew members - astronauts Frank Borman, James A. Lovell, Jr., and William A. Anders - had already egressed the spacecraft and were aboard the recovery ship at the time of this photo. The Apollo 8 mission was the first crewed spacecraft to leave low Earth orbit, and also the first human spaceflight to reach the Moon. The crew orbited without landing.

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  1. Frank Borman: American: Astronaut
  2. James A Lovell Jr: American: Astronaut
  3. William A Anders: American: Astronaut, pilot, airman, engineer, officer

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