Apollo 8 crew arrive aboard the carrier U.S.S. Yorktown
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).
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