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Title

Planetarium Feature Shows - 50-Year Retrospective: The Flights of Apollo  Apollo 8 – Leaving the Cradle and "Saving 1968"

Location

Planetarium

Start Time

12/7/2018 8:00 PM

End Time

12/7/2018 9:00 PM

Description

The Lunar Module (LM) was behind schedule and would not be ready for crewed flight for several months, but the end-of-the-decade deadline set by President Kennedy loomed. NASA decided to launch during the December 1968 window, which included the Christmas holiday, by sending a crew into lunar orbit without an LM. Fascinated, we watched as humans left our home planet, and viewed the Earth as a small sphere in the blackness of space for the first time. The Lunar Module (LM) was behind schedule and would not be ready for crewed flight for several months, but the end-of-the-decade deadline set by President Kennedy loomed. NASA decided to launch during the December 1968 window, which included the Christmas holiday, by sending a crew into lunar orbit without an LM. Fascinated, we watched as humans left our home planet, and viewed the Earth as a small sphere in the blackness of space for the first time.

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Category

 

All Day Event

 

Recurrence

Every 1 week(s) on: Friday

Publish on SMC Homepage

Yes

Attachments

Content Type: SMC Event
Created at 9/18/2018 9:54 AM by EBONY WARREN
Last modified at 9/18/2018 10:03 AM by EBONY WARREN