Wednesday , February 8 2023

Today is the 50th anniversary of Apollo 8


In the spring of 1968, astronaut Frank Borman began to expand as the mission leader to test the Apollo Command and the Moon modules on the Earth. The flight would be risky. He and crew members, Jim Lovell and Bill Anders, will be the first people on the Saturn V rocket. The mass car was piloted twice (both were ultimately successful), but had serious flaws, including vertical oscillations (dubbing the pogo effect) and early engines in the second flight.

Until August, delays in the development of Aysun module meant for the spacecraft to be tested. When the Apollo software manager George Lowun offered a daring mission: Take the bear to orbit. The Apollo 8 crew would still fly, but their appointment would be the month's mile, but the lunar lander. A successful mission would give the United States a decisive leadership in the ground racing against the Soviet Union.

The lower pitch was accepted and on August 19, 1968, NASA directors gave their new mission to the Apollo 8 crew. They only had four months to learn how to fly to the moon.

Their assignment was due to the success of Apollo 7, where three astronauts took the 11-day Earth-Orbit crash in October 1968 to take the team module. The green light for the month came November 12, just five weeks before his appointment.

Borman, Lovell and Anders were in the job quickly. They were exploded on December 21 and three days later they were in the sequence of the month, and the world was surprised by the Christmas Eve live television.

They pointed to the camera on a monthly surface and read it from Genesis. Those who watched the Grenli video feed came to a stunning end with one year of war, civil unrest and assassination. Their safe boat broke leadership in the US space race and sank six successful aircraft a month.

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