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.

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

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