NASA Photo ID: AS08-16-2582        File Name: 10074958.jpg
Film Type: 70mm                    Date Taken: 12/21/68
Title: View of the Saturn V third stage from which the Apollo 8 has separated
Description:
Photograph taken from the Apollo 8 spacecraft looking back at the Saturn V 
thir (S-IVB) stage from which the spacecraft had just separated following 
translunar injection. Attached to the S-IVB is the Lunar Module Test
Article  (LTA) which simulated the mass of a Lunar Module on the Apollo 8
lunar orbit  mission. Sunlight reflected from small particles shows the
"firefly"  phenomenon which was reported during first earth orbital flight
of Mercury  program.               
Subject terms:
APOLLO 8                                
APOLLO PROJECT                          
APOLLO SPACECRAFT                       
INJECTION                               
LUNAR ORBITS                            
ONBOARD ACTIVITIES                      
ORBITS                                  
PHOTOGRAPHY                             
SATURN LAUNCH VEHICLES                  
SEPARATION                              

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