Robert Kurson is the author of several New York Times bestsellers, including Rocket Men, the inside story of Apollo 8 and the astronauts who took the first mission to the Moon. Mat Kaplan, host of Planetary Radio, discussed Rocket Men with Robert on a Planetary Radio episode, Earthrise! The 50th Anniversary of Apollo 8.
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This is the 50th anniversary of the most audacious space mission in history. Apollo 8 blazed a path for the first moon landing seven months later, and gave a troubled nation reason for hope and pride.