NASA marks 40th anniversary of Apollo 8 mission to the Moon
Apollo 8 astronaut William Anders, Lunar Module (LM) pilot adjusts his helmet as he suits up for the Apollo 8 mission on December 21, 1968. Apollo 8 was the first manned mission to the moon and entered lunar orbit 40 years ago on Christmas Eve, December 24, 1968. (UPI Photo/NASA/MSFC)
UPI Almanac for Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012.
Nearly 40 years after the U.S. space agency sent Apollo 8 astronauts to the moon, those adventurers are planning a public reminiscence.
Nearly 35 years after a near-disastrous space mission, Apollo 13 commander Jim Lovell says he has long-since learned to see the mission as a success -- the way it is depicted in Ron Howard's 1995 movie "Apollo 13," now coming out in a 10th anniversary spe
Death rained from the Scottish skies on this date in 1988. A bomb planted by terrorists caused Pam Am Flight 103 to explode in midair and crash to the ground in Lockerbie, Scotland -- killing everyone aboard and 11 people on the ground for a total death t
The weekly UPI Blast from the Past for Dec. 16-22.