Cicero’s 2,000-Year-Old Dream in Ancient Rome Realized by Apollo 8 in 1968

Apollo 8 was the moment that humanity realized a dream conceived in our cultural imagination over two millennia ago. Introduction Half a century of Christmases ago, the NASA space mission Apollo 8 became the first manned craft to leave low Earth orbit, atop the unprecedentedly powerful Saturn V rocket, and head out to circumnavigate another[…]