1968 in spaceflight
The United States National Space Science Data Center catalogued 157 spacecraft placed into orbit by launches which occurred in 1968.1968 saw the first manned Apollo missions first to Low earth orbit i...
1968 in spaceflight - Wikipedia
John P. Healey
John P. Healey (born March 7, 1922 in Baltimore, Maryland, United States) is an executive manager best known for his role in the redesign and manufacture of the command modules for the Apollo program ...
John P. Healey - Wikipedia
Wally Schirra
Walter Marty "Wally" Schirra, Jr. (March 12, 1923 – May 3, 2007), (Capt, USN), was an American naval officer and aviator, aeronautical engineer, test pilot, and one of the original seven astrona...
Wally Schirra - Wikipedia
William Anders
William Alison "Bill" Anders (born October 17, 1933), (Maj Gen, USAFR, Ret.), is a former United States Air Force officer, nuclear engineer, NASA astronaut, and businessman. He is, along with Apollo 8...
William Anders - Wikipedia
Kosmos 233
Kosmos 233 (Russian: Космос 233 meaning Cosmos 233), known before launch as DS-P1-Yu No.15, was a Soviet satellite which was used as a radar calibration target for tests of anti-ballistic missiles...
Frank Borman
Frank Frederick Borman, II (born March 14, 1928), (Col, USAF, Ret.), is a retired United States Air Force pilot, aeronautical engineer, test pilot, and NASA astronaut, best remembered as the Commander...
Frank Borman - Wikipedia
Kosmos 261
Kosmos 261 (Russian: Космос 261 meaning Cosmos 261), also known as DS-U2-GK No.1, was a Soviet satellite which was launched in 1968 as part of the Dnepropetrovsk Sputnik programme. It was a 347-ki...
Saturn V
The Saturn V (spoken as "Saturn five") was an American human-rated expendable rocket used by NASA between 1966 and 1973. The three-stage liquid-fueled launch vehicle was developed to support the Apoll...
Saturn V - Wikipedia
ESSA-8
ESSA-8 was a weather satellite launched by NASA on December 15, 1968. It operated for 2,644 days until it was deactivated on March 12, 1976. ESSA-8 was launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base, CA.ESSA...
ESSA-8 - Wikipedia
Kosmos 245
Kosmos 245 (Russian: Космос 245 meaning Cosmos 245), known before launch as DS-P1-Yu No.16, was a Soviet satellite which was used as a radar calibration target for tests of anti-ballistic missiles...
Kosmos 245 - Wikipedia
Georgy Beregovoy
Georgy Timofeyevich Beregovoy (Russian: Гео́ргий Тимофе́евич Берегово́й, Ukrainian: Гео́ргій Тимофі́йович Берегови́й; April 15, 1921 – June 30, 1995) was a Soviet cosmonaut who commanded the s...
Georgy Beregovoy - Wikipedia
Kosmos 242
Kosmos 242 (Russian: Космос 242 meaning Cosmos 242), also known as DS-P1-I No.4 was a satellite which was used as a radar target for anti-ballistic missile tests. It was launched by the Soviet Uni...
Saturn V Instrument Unit
The Saturn V Instrument Unit is a ring-shaped structure fitted to the top of the Saturn V rocket's third stage (S-IVB) and the Saturn IB's second stage (S-IVB). It was immediately below the SLA (Space...
Saturn V Instrument Unit - Wikipedia
Saturn IB
The Saturn IB (pronounced "one B", also known as the Uprated Saturn I) was an American launch vehicle commissioned by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) for the Apollo program. I...
Saturn IB - Wikipedia
Jim Lovell
James Arthur "Jim" Lovell, Jr., (born March 25, 1928) is a former NASA astronaut and a retired captain in the United States Navy, most famous as the commander of the Apollo 13 mission, which suffered ...
Jim Lovell - Wikipedia
Apollo 8 Genesis reading
The Apollo 8 Genesis reading.On December 24, 1968, in what was the most watched television broadcast at the time, the crew of Apollo 8 read in turn from the Book of Genesis as they orbited the moon....
Apollo 8 Genesis reading - Wikipedia
Kosmos 259
Kosmos 259 (Russian: Космос 259 meaning Cosmos 259), also known as DS-U2-I No.3, was a Soviet satellite which was launched in 1968 as part of the Dnepropetrovsk Sputnik programme. It was a 325-kil...
Kosmos 262
Kosmos 262 (Russian: Космос 262 meaning Cosmos 262), also known as DS-U2-GF No.1, was a Soviet satellite which was launched in 1968 as part of the Dnepropetrovsk Sputnik programme. It was a 352-ki...
Luna E-6LS No.112
Luna E-6LS No.112, sometimes identified by NASA as Luna 1968A, was a Soviet spacecraft which was lost in a launch failure in 1968. It was a 1,700-kilogram (3,700 lb) Luna E-6LS spacecraft, the se...
Earthrise
The conversation between Frank Borman and William Anders, during the taking of the Earthrise photographEarthrise is the name given to a photograph of the Earth taken by astronaut William Anders in 1...
Earthrise - Wikipedia
Donn F. Eisele
Donn F. Eisele (June 23, 1930 – December 2, 1987), (Col, USAF), was an United States Air Force officer, test pilot, and later a NASA astronaut. He occupied the Command Module Pilot seat during t...
Donn F. Eisele - Wikipedia
Luna 14
Luna 14 (E-6LS series) was an unmanned space mission of the Luna program run by the Soviet Union. It was also called Lunik 14.The spacecraft is believed to have been similar to Luna 12 and the instrum...
Luna 14 - Wikipedia
Orbiting Astronomical Observatory
The Orbiting Astronomical Observatory (OAO) satellites were a series of four American space observatories launched by NASA between 1966 and 1972, which provided the first high-quality observations of ...
Orbiting Astronomical Observatory - Wikipedia
S-IB
The S-IB stage was the first stage of the Saturn IB launch vehicle, which was used for Earth orbital missions. It was composed of nine propellant containers, eight fins, a thrust structure assembly, e...
S-IB - Wikipedia
Walter Cunningham
Ronnie Walter Cunningham (born March 16, 1932), (Col, USMCR, Ret.), better known as Walt Cunningham, is a retired American astronaut. In 1968, he was the Lunar Module Pilot on the Apollo 7 mission. He...
Walter Cunningham - Wikipedia
S-IVB (rocket stage)
The S-IVB (sometimes S4b, always pronounced "ess four bee") was built by the Douglas Aircraft Company and served as the third stage on the Saturn V and second stage on the Saturn IB. It had one J-2 en...
S-IVB (rocket stage) - Wikipedia
Kosmos 257
Kosmos 257 (Russian: Космос 257 meaning Cosmos 257), known before launch as DS-P1-Yu No.17, was a Soviet satellite which was used as a radar calibration target for tests of anti-ballistic missiles...
Soyuz (rocket family)
Soyuz (Russian: Союз, meaning "union", GRAU index 11A511) is a family of expendable launch systems developed by OKB-1, and manufactured by TsSKB-Progress in Samara, Russia. According to the Europe...
Soyuz (rocket family) - Wikipedia
R-7 (rocket family)
The R-7 family of rockets (Russian: Р-7) is a series of rockets, derived from the Soviet R-7 Semyorka, the world's first ICBM. More R-7 rockets have been launched than any other family of large ro...
R-7 (rocket family) - Wikipedia