NASA Apollo 8 LMP Bill Anders' classic photo
Project Apollo was focused on the Moon, but in voyaging to the Moon mankind discovered the Earth as it really is - a blue oasis in the infinite black of deep space.
The 1968 Apollo 8 circumnavigation of the Moon was considered by NASA to be the boldest gamble of Project Apollo as it was the first pioneering flight beyond earth orbit. James Lovell was the Apollo 8 CMP Astronavigator.
Manned Spacecraft Center
Ref : 68-HC-870
Date : 24 Dec 1968