Photo: NASA

Before Apollo 8, the farthest anyone had been from earth was about 850 miles. Fifty-one years ago today, Frank Borman, James Lovell, and William Anders launched atop a Saturn V rocket on a journey that would take them nearly a quarter of a million miles away, where they would orbit the moon ten times and capture one of the most famous photographs in history.


Matt Brown is an automotive engineer, writer, and builder of unconventional things. Mostly vehicles.

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