Blue Dot: Apollo 8 on Christmas (12/26/2020)

Blue Dot celebrates Christmas with a repeat of the the look at the very first mission to the Moon—Apollo 8—which overlapped Christmas Day. Considered by most space historians as the most dramatic and bold mission of the entire lunar program, astronauts Frank Borman, James Lovell, and William Anders became the first human beings to ride the powerful Saturn V rocket, leave Earth’s gravitational well and see the backside of the Moon with their own eyes.

Airs Saturday, December 26 at 9am.


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Author: Jeff Barrett

Jeff Barrett is KSPB's chief operator and manages the station's operations.