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In a handout image from NASA and the Johnson Space Center, an overall view of the Mission Operations Control Room on the third day of the Apollo 8 mission, Dec. 23, 1968. Seen on the television monitor is a picture of Earth which was telecast from the Apollo 8 spacecraft 176,000 miles away. (NASA/Johnson Space Center via The New York Times) -- FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. --

In a handout image from NASA and the Johnson Space Center, an overall view of the Mission Operations Control Room on the third day of the Apollo 8 mission, Dec. 23, 1968. Seen on the television monitor is a picture of Earth which was telecast from the Apollo 8 spacecraft 176,000 miles away. (NASA/Johnson Space Center via The New York Times) -- FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. --