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Tag: Apollo 8

Jim Lovell

Dream Big

Wednesday December 26th
Adler Planetarium Staff

Author: Annie Vedder (Former Curator of Experience) It takes a great deal of confidence to make our visions reality. I understand this firsthand because, like so many people, I’ve had ambitious ideas, but had no idea how to make them come to fruition. In 2014, I had the opportunity to update the exhibit about Captain […]

Earthrise- photo taken by Bill Anders on December 24, 1968

Sailing to the Moon and Back

Friday December 21st
Andrew Johnston

This December, we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 8 mission to the Moon, one of the most amazing journeys of exploration in human history. This was the first time humans ever ventured away from Earth’s immediate vicinity, and the first time anyone saw both sides of the Moon with their own eyes. On […]

"We Choose to go to the Moon" - John F. Kennedy

Navigating to the Moon and Back: Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Apollo 8

Tuesday December 11th
Megan Lothamer

It’s strange to imagine, but humans left the vicinity of the Earth for the first time just 50 years ago this month. The Apollo 8 flight was an incredible feat of exploration that required astronauts to navigate using sextants and radio signals. Highlights from this 6-day mission include the successful (and difficult) placement of the […]


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