James A. Lovell, Jr.

James Lovell looks through the telescope in the Apollo 8 command module. His right hand is over a button, which he pressed when a particular star was centered on the telescope’s cross-hairs. The crew executed several mid-course corrections based on these readings.

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James Lovell looks through the telescope in the Apollo 8 command module.
Type: Photograph
Image Date: December 1968
Credit: National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution
Origin: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution
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James Lovell looks through the telescope in the Apollo 8 command module.