Apollo 8 - First Manned Lunar Orbit

On December 21, 1968, Apollo 8 launched mankind into the moon’s orbit for the first time. Robert Kurson joined us at the Apollo 8 capsule at Chicago’s… read more

On December 21, 1968, Apollo 8 launched mankind into the moon’s orbit for the first time. Robert Kurson joined us at the Apollo 8 capsule at Chicago’s Museum of Science and Industry to take viewer questions about the mission, the three astronauts onboard, and the Cold War imperatives behind the decision to go forward despite the hazards. The crew’s Christmas Eve live TV broadcast ended the tumultuous year, and the mission successfully cleared the way for the 1969 moon landing. Mr. Kurson is author of Rocket Men: The Daring Odyssey of Apollo 8 and the Astronauts Who Made Man’s First Journey to the Moon. close

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First Aired:
Dec 16, 2018 | 8:58am EST | C-SPAN 3
Last Aired:
Feb 21, 2019 | 5:47am EST | C-SPAN 3

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  • Dec 16, 2018 | 8:58am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Dec 16, 2018 | 9:02am EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Dec 16, 2018 | 9:57pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Dec 24, 2018 | 3:00pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Dec 24, 2018 | 8:00pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Dec 25, 2018 | 1:00am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Feb 20, 2019 | 10:30pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Feb 21, 2019 | 5:47am EST | C-SPAN 3
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