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The iconic Earthrise photo from Apollo 8. Photo: NASA

The First Time Humans Orbited the Moon

Daniel Hautzinger

On Christmas Eve of 1968, the three astronauts of Apollo 8 read from the Bible while broadcasting images of the moon from closer than any person had ever been. Not only was it the first manned spacecraft to orbit the moon, it also gave us one of the most iconic images ever. 
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