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KIC Image 0002

In celebration of the upcoming 50th anniversary of Apollo 11’s moon landing, please enjoy this signed copy of Earthrise from the collection, donated by Bill Anders and Bob Gibson. The photograph is an image of Earth taken on December 24, 1968 while Apollo 8 was in lunar orbit. The photographer, astronaut Bill Anders, signed the copy in recognition of his grandfather, Thomas Adams, Roosevelt Medal holder #5415.

What memories do you have of the Apollo missions? How did people celebrate these achievements in the Canal Zone?

 

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