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MSI's Columbian Ball celebrates 50th anniversary of Apollo 8 mission

MSI's Columbian Ball celebrates 50th anniversary of Apollo 8 mission

The Museum of Science and Industry's 38th annual Columbian Ball took guests to the moon and back.

The Oct. 6 event celebrated the 50th anniversary of the pioneering Apollo 8 mission and included all three astronauts who made the first trip to the far side of the moon in December 1968: Capt. James Lovell, Col. Frank Borman and Maj. Gen. Bill Anders. The historic mission tested revolutionary equipment and took the men farther than any human had gone before, orbiting the moon 10 times before returning to Earth.

The crowd buzzed with excitement during a VIP reception in the Henry Crown Space Center. Guests viewed the Apollo 8 command module, took photos beside cardboard cutouts of...

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