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The First Manned Apollo Flights Occur

12/24/1968
<p>Apollo 8 flight patch.</p>

Apollo 8 flight patch.

On December 24, 1968 the first manned Apollo flights occurred, including Apollo 8, launched from the Kennedy Space Center, which circumnavigated the moon on Christmas Eve.

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