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heng44
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posted 12-29-2018 04:10 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for heng44   Click Here to Email heng44     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

Half a century ago this week, the Apollo 8 crew returned to Houston after "saving 1968" with a daring flight to the moon. The following year 1969 would bring even more spectacular success for Apollo.

Ian Limbrey
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posted 12-29-2018 04:19 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ian Limbrey   Click Here to Email Ian Limbrey     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have never seen this photo before of these three amazing heroes.

oly
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posted 12-29-2018 07:24 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for oly   Click Here to Email oly     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
This is a fantastic photo.

moorouge
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posted 12-29-2018 09:20 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for moorouge   Click Here to Email moorouge     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Am I correct in thinking that this crew and the Apollo 9 crew are the only complete crews still with us?

Panther494
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posted 12-29-2018 10:24 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Panther494   Click Here to Email Panther494     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
For Apollo, sadly yes. Fantastic photo, thank you again for these.

ea757grrl
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posted 12-29-2018 04:33 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ea757grrl   Click Here to Email ea757grrl     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I've often thought Apollo 8 was lost in the shadow of Apollo 11, but 8 was no less daring - and the first time humans left the cradle. This year's commemorations have been a wonderful corrective, and thankfully all three astronauts are still around to see their achievement appreciated so much. Thank you for posting this photo.

SpaceCadet1983
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posted 12-29-2018 07:30 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SpaceCadet1983   Click Here to Email SpaceCadet1983     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Great picture of three brave men who truly had the Right Stuff!

Delta7
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posted 12-31-2018 08:16 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Delta7   Click Here to Email Delta7     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by moorouge:
Am I correct in thinking that this crew and the Apollo 9 crew are the only complete crews still with us?
I believe that is correct. Those still with us:
  • Apollo 7: Cunningham
  • Apollo 8: Borman, Lovell, Anders.
  • Apollo 9: McDivitt, Scott, Schweikart
  • Apollo 10: Stafford
  • Apollo 11: Collins, Aldrin
  • Apollo 12: None
  • Apollo 13: Lovell, Haise
  • Apollo 14: None
  • Apollo 15: Scott, Worden
  • Apollo 16: Mattingly, Duke
  • Apollo 17: Schmitt

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