Mission to the Moon

Space Boffins celebrate fifty years of Apollo 8, the first manned mission to orbit the Moon.
12 December 2018
Presented by Richard Hollingham, Sue Nelson

Earth Rise - Apollo 8

Earth Rise - Apollo 8

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Apollo 8 commander, Frank Borman, joins Space Boffins Richard Hollingham and Sue Nelson in this month’s podcast. Fifty years ago Apollo 8 became the first manned mission to orbit the Moon and so the podcast has a lunar theme. Recorded at the Royal Astronomical Society in London, guests include Dr Robert Massey and art historian Dr Alexandra Loske, authors of Moon: Art, Science, Culture. There’s also an appearance by former European astronaut Thomas Reiter, who discusses the joint NASA and ESA plans for the Moon with Orion, and Caroline Geraghy explains how her son Hayden became the inspiration for a space-inspired Lottie doll.

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