Apollo 8 Crew Remembers Historic Mission Live On NASA TV


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WASHINGTON -- Almost 40 years after NASA executed the bold decision to send the first human flight of the gigantic Saturn V rocket to the moon, the crew of Apollo 8 will reunite as part of a special public program produced in cooperation with the Newseum in Washington.

The program features Apollo 8 crew members Frank Borman, James Lovell and William Anders. It will be broadcast live from the Newseum on NASA Television and www.nasa.gov on Thursday, Nov. 13, at 1:30 p.m. EST. The Newseum is located at 555 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W.

The event is part of the Newseum's commemoration of NASA's 50th anniversary and is open to visitors. Seating in the Newseum's Knight TV Studio is limited and seats will be made available on a first-come, first-served basis. Additional overflow seating will be available throughout the Newseum.

Media representatives who wish to cover this special presentation should contact Tina Tate at the Newseum at 202-292-6313 by 5:00 p.m. EST, Nov.12.

During the 60-minute program, astronauts Borman, Lovell and Anders will discuss the epic December 1968 lunar orbital mission and how the success of Apollo 8 contributed to the overall moon landing effort that culminated just six months later with Apollo 11. The crew also will discuss the years following Apollo and the future of space exploration.

The program will be moderated by Nick Clooney, the Newseum's distinguished journalist in residence.

For more information on NASA TV and how to stream live video on the Internet, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/ntv

For more information about the Newseum and its programs, visit:

http://www.newseum.org

Finally, for more information about the Apollo program and the journey of Apollo 8, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/apollo

http://www-pao.ksc.nasa.gov/kscpao/history/apollo/apollo-8/apollo-8.htm

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