NASA Photo ID: S68-56327           File Name: 10074992.jpg
Film Type: 120mm                   Date Taken: 12/27/68
Title: Apollo 8 crew arrive aboard the carrier U.S.S. Yorktown
Description:
The Apollo 8 crew exits the doorway of a recovery helicopter after arriving 
aboard the carrier U.S.S. Yorktown, prime recovery ship for the historic 
Apollo 8 lunar orbit mission. Left to right, are Astronauts Frank Borman, 
commander; James A Lovell Jr., command module pilot; and William A. Anders, 
lunar module pilot. Apollo 8 splashed down at 10:51 a.m., December 27,
1968. (56327); The Apollo 8 crew walks along the Yorktowns deck to ceremony 
greeting them on their return from their lunar orbit mission (56328).               

Subject terms:
APOLLO 8                                
APOLLO PROJECT                          
ASTRONAUTS                              
CEREMONIES                              
HELICOPTERS                             
NAVY                                    
RECOVERY                                
SHIPS                                   
WATER LANDING                           

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