Leading scientist from the UK criticizes Apollo 8

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December 1968, Sir Bernard Lovell. "Foolish" to send Apollo 8 to the Moon.

Astronauts put at irresponsible risk (from our correspondent) London - Sir Bernard Lovell, the director of the English radio telescope at Jordell Bank, a great authority on the subject of space exploration, has in an interview declared that the plan of the Americans to send three astronauts into orbit around the moon over Christmas to collect more scientific information is "completely foolish".

Strange observation by Apollo 8

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23rd December 1968, Astronauts see blue halo around the moon. Scientists are baffled.

During last night's TV broadcast William Anders demonstrated the weightlessness in the cabin by "spinning" a toothbrush in Apollo. Astronaut James Lovell shouted: "Congratulations mother" a congratulations to Ms. Blanche Lovell, who celebrated her 73rd birthday in Edgewater Florida.

Major warning by leading Russian scientist

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23rd December 1968, Russian scholar Georgij Petrow high radiation warning.

Russian scholar Georgij Petrow today wished the crew of Apollo-8 a successful flight in an article in the party magazine Pravda. Petrow, who is the head of the space research institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences, says that the flight takes place during a period of high solar activity. The Apollo 8 crew can therefore be exposed to high levels of radiation. President Johnson however congratulated the three American astronauts on the "brilliant beginning" of their journey and said he was confident about the result of their mission.

Major warning by leading Russian scientist

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23rd December 1968, Russians wish Apollo success.

MOSCOW (DPA / AFP) The Russian scholar G. Petrow wished the Apollo 8 flight all the best. Petrow, who is the head of the space research institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences, writes in Prawda that it should not be forgotten that the Apollo 8 flight takes place during a period of high solar activity, and that the three American astronauts can therefore be exposed to high doses of radiation.

Strange greenish glow

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30th December 1968, Apollo 8: moon has greenish shade.

NASA, the American Space Agency, has in Houston screened a number of films for the press, made by the crew of Apollo 8. Although Borman, Lovell and Anders called the moon gray, this celestial body looks greenish on the film and photographs. According to the astronauts this may be due to precipitation on the window of the cabin.