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December 26, 1968

LEOMINSTER ENTERPRISE, Massachusetts, December 26, 1968

* Apollo 8 human spaceflight
* 1st manned spacecraft to leave Earth orbit
* 1st to reach the Moon
* James Lovell - Frank Borman - William Anders

The front page has five column headline: "Apollo 8 Is Hurtling Back From History Making Flight" with related photo. (see)
Complete with all 22 pages, small binding holes along the spine, good condition.

wikipedia: Apollo 8, the second human spaceflight mission in the United States Apollo space program, was launched on December 21, 1968, and became the first manned spacecraft to leave Earth orbit, reach the Earth's Moon, orbit it and return safely to Earth. The three-astronaut crew — Commander Frank Borman, Command Module Pilot James Lovell, and Lunar Module Pilot William Anders — became the first humans to travel beyond low Earth orbit, the first to see Earth as a whole planet, the first to directly see the far side of the Moon, and then the first to witness Earthrise.

Category: The 20th Century