Apollo 8 During Reentry
April 23, 2003
This Apollo 8 reentry photograph was taken by U.S. Air Force ALOTS (Airborne Lightweight Optical Tracking System) camera mounted on a KC-135-A aircraft flown at 40,000 ft altitude. Apollo 8 splashed down at 10:15 a.m., December 27, 1968, in the central Pacific approximately 1,000 miles south-southwest of Hawaii.
Topics: Atmospheric reentry, Apollo spacecraft, Apollo program, Atmospheric Reentry Demonstrator, Apollo 8