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Children watching a TV broadcast from Apollo 8 while lying in front of a Christmas tree
December 24, 2020

Christmas In Space

In this picture from the May 1969 issue, children watch the Christmas Eve broadcast from Apollo 8 astronauts in space. The crew was the first to successfully orbit the moon and return to Earth.
Photograph by Bruce Dale, Nat Geo Image Collection

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