Apollo 8 Audio Recording

Summary
Collection ID:
NASM.2011.0035
Creators:
United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Dates:
bulk 1968
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
0.05 Cubic feet
(1 folder)
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
This is a NASA recording on a reel-to-reel audio tape, made during the Apollo 8 mission, December 1968. This collection also consists of a CD that was made by NASM when the tape was delivered to Space History for Johnson Space Center (JSC).

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
The Apollo program began as part of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) ten-year plan from 1959, which planned for lunar exploration some time in the 1970s. Following President Kennedy's speech of 25 May 1961, which called for a lunar landing by the end of 1969, NASA accelerated its development scheme accordingly. Apollo 8 (21 Dec - 27 Dec 1968) was the second manned flight of the program, the first manned flight of the Saturn V booster, and the first manned mission to orbit the moon. The main mission objectives were to "demonstrate crew-vehicle-support facilities performance during a manned Saturn V mission with [Command Service Module]" and to "demonstrate performance of nominal and selected backup lunar orbit rendezvous mission activities." The three-man crew, Frank Borman (commander), James A. Lovell (command module pilot), and William A. Anders (lunar module pilot) accomplished all these objectives and returned safely to Earth.

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Department of Space History, National Air and Space Museum, Transfer, 2011

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
No restrictions on access.
Preferred Citation
Apollo 8 Audio Recording, Accession 2011-0035, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Conditions Governing Use
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Astronautics Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Manned space flight Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Audiotapes Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Lovell, Jim Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Borman, Frank, 1928- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Anders, William A. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
National Air and Space Museum Archives
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