William Anders (American, b. 1933), Frank Borman (American, b. 1928), or James Lovell (American, b. 1928)
The Moon photographed after trans-Earth injection, Apollo 8, December 1968. Vintage chromogenic print on fiber-based Kodak paper with 'A Kodak Paper' watermark on the verso, image size 7 5/8 x 9 1/2 in. (19.2 x 24.0 cm), unmatted.
N.B. On December 25, 1968, on the far side of the Moon, Apollo 8's SPS engine was ignited for trans-Earth insertion (TEI) to accelerate out of lunar orbit. An engine failure would have stranded the men in lunar orbit with no hope of rescue. "Please be informed, there is a Santa Claus," radioed Lovell when the spacecraft regained contact with Earth. The NASA negative number is AS8-14-2474.
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