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To read

For more information about Apollo 8, check out "A Man on the Moon," the definitive history of the mission by Andrew Chaikin. There's also a chapter in NBC News space correspondents' "Live From Cape Canaveral" that deals with Apollo 8. Chaikin's latest book, "A Passion for Mars," centers on a groundbreaking exploration of the Red Planet.

To see

On TV, there's no better place to go than the originals from Spacecraft Films ( Also available is the DVD of the 2005 PBS "American Experience" broadcast, titled "Race to the Moon." Also, one episode of HBO Films' 1998 miniseries "From the Earth to the Moon" focuses on Apollo 8; it stars Tim Daly, David Andrews and Robert John Burke.