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Astronaut Mike Massimino on NASA's Apollo 8 Mission: Facebook Live and Giveaway Today!

Fifty years ago today, NASA's Apollo 8 mission launched the first astronauts to the moon in an epic (and risky) flight to Earth's nearest neighbor. The Apollo 8 mission didn't land on the moon, but it paved the way for Apollo 11 and other crewed lunar landings that followed, and makred a milestone for human spaceflight. 

NASA astronaut Mike Massimino, who flew twice to fix the Hubble Space Telescope, will discuss the importance of the Apollo 8 mission with Space.com today in a Facebook Live between 12:30 p.m. and 12:45 pm. EST (1730-1745 GMT), and what it means for human spaceflight, history and himself. You can tune in on Facebook hereand watch for the Apollo 8 question at the end! We'll be giving away 3 awesome 2019 Year in Space wall calendars to winners. 

2019 Year in Space Calendar
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SPACE.COM BOOK GIVEAWAY: 2019 Year in Space Calendar

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NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Open to legal residents of 50 U.S & DC, 18 or older. Employees, agents, officers & directors of Purch Group, Inc. ("Sponsor"), its parent, subsidiaries, affiliates & advertising & promotion agencies (collectively with Facebook, Inc., "Released Parties") & members of their immediate family (spouse, parent, children, siblings & their respective spouses, regardless of where they reside) & persons living in the same household, whether or not related, are not eligible. Void where prohibited. Subject to all applicable federal, state & local laws. HOW TO ENTER: Beginning at 12:30 PM ET on December 21, 2018 ("Event"), visit the Space.com page on Facebook ("Event Page"), watch the live stream video interview with astronaut Mike Massimino and answer the question. "Which Apollo 8 astronaut took the famed 'Earthrise' photo?" If, for whatever reason, the Event is cancelled or postponed, this giveaway will not occur. 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The failure to respond to such notification or a potential winner's noncompliance with these Official Rules may result in disqualification, & at Sponsor's sole discretion, prize may be awarded to an alternate winner. PRIZE: Autographed copy of "Your Place in the Universe". Approximate Retail Value: $30. Total Prize is awarded "as is" with no warranty or guarantee, either express or implied. Winner is responsible for all federal, state & local taxes. Winners may not substitute, assign or transfer prize, but Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to substitute prize (or portion thereof) with one of comparable or greater value. Prize cannot be redeemed for cash. 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