NASA Photo ID: AS08-16-2583        File Name: 10074959.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.               
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