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Apollo 8 launch, December 21, 1968
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Fifty years ago on Dec. 21, 1968, Apollo 8 launched from Pad A, Launch Complex 39, Kennedy Space Center at 7:51 a.m. ES).
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Science By The Numbers

Technology Innovation
$400M
Invested Annually
Balloons
13
Science Payloads
12
Student Experiments
Research
10,000
U.S. Scientists Funded
$600M
Awarded Annually
Earth-Based Investigations
25
Major Airborne Missions
8
Global Networks
Sounding Rockets
16
Science Missions
3
Tech/Student Missions
SMALLSATS/CUBESATS
31
Science Missions
24
Technology Demos
Spacecraft
105
Missions
85
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