6/20/2013 Archives: Apollo Series: Farside of The Moon

As Apollo 8 rounded the Moon for the first time, the astronauts aboard became the first humans to see its farside. Below is a photo, likely taken by William Anders, which shows the cratered and desolated state of the opposite side of our celestial companion.

Jim Lovell, the famed commander of Apollo 13, was the only man among them who returned on a later flight.

Apollo Archives Photo: AS8–13–2225