Apollo 8: The Most Daring of the Moon Missions

Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode undefined

  • Aug 10, 2018 9:00 pm
  • 52:24 mins

Guest: Robert Kurson, Author, “Rocket Men: The Daring Odyssey of Apollo 8 and the Astronauts Who Made Man’s First Journey to the Moon” Eight years ago, astronaut Neil Armstrong took “one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind” on the surface of the Moon. In that thrilling, televised moment, Armstrong became a household name. But years later he would tell an interviewer that his mission to the moon was not the most daring. Rather, that mission had come six months earlier and was, as Armstrong said, “an enormously bold decision.” Others at NASA would call it the riskiest and most thrilling of all the Apollo missions. What is the overlooked story of Apollo 8?