Apollo 8

The Race to the Moon is Won

Apollo 8

Cross, Hicks, Holland

Essay by Hamish Lindsay

updated for the 50th anniversary

Apollo 8 essay PDF

PDF version of the essay (8MB file) with special thanks to Glen Nagle.

This is a 64-page file that would be ideal for printing, or viewing on a tablet. For best results, save the PDF to your device, and then the audio links will open separately in your web browser.


See also


Air/Ground audio

as recorded at Honeysuckle Creek

Onboard audio

as downlinked to Honeysuckle

Audio Highlights files

as recorded at Honeysuckle Creek

For all the people back on Earth” – with onboard audio.

Pre-Mission Press Release

Pre-launch MSFN status check

Apollo 8 MSFN TWXs

Ron Hicks’ photos

Christmas TWX from Goddard

Ambassador’s Apollo 8 party

Apollo 8 Memorabilia

‘Goddard News’ coverage

Apollo 8 at Madrid

Apollo 8 at Goldstone

Personal Recollections

Tom Sheehan on Apollo 8

John Saxon’s favourite missions

Thanks from NASA

See also –

ARIA sees the Apollo 8 Re-entry (in the ARIA section)