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Apollo 8 Mission Emblem

April 23, 2003
Insignia for Apollo 8 lunar orbit mission.

Demonstrate crew/space vehicle/mission support facilities during manned Saturn V/CSM mission. Demonstrate translunar injection, CSM navigation, communications, and midcourse corrections. Assess CSM consumables and passive thermal control. Demonstrate CSM performance in cislunar and lunar orbit environment. Demonstrate communications and tracking at lunar distances. Return high-resolution photographs of proposed Apollo landing sites and locations of scientific interest. All mission objectives were achieved. The mission lasted 6 Days, 3 hours, 0 min, 42 seconds.


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