When was Apollo 8 launched?

When was Apollo 8 launched?

Apollo 8, the second human spaceflight mission in the United States Apollo space program, was launched on December 21, 1968, and became the first manned spacecraft to leave Earth orbit, reach the Earth’s Moon, orbit it and return safely to Earth.

Do your eyes ever grow?

The eyeball is the only organism which does not grow from birth. It is fully grown when you are born. When you look at a baby’s face, so see mostly iris and little white. As the baby grows, you get to see more and more of the eyeball.

Who was the first president to visit a foreign country while in office?

Teddy Roosevelt was the first President to travel abroad while in office; he visited the Panama Canal in 1906. In 1943 Franklin Roosevelt made the first Presidential flight. Richard Nixon was the first President to visit all 50 states.

Can a kangaroo jump backwards?

Kangaroos hop to move around quickly, and walk on four legs while moving slowly. They can jump backwards, but only a very small distance. They can hop or jump as far as about three times their own height. They can also swim if necessary.

What country does karaoke come from?

Karaoke, a Japanese term meaning “empty orchestra, is an import from Japan. In that country, karaoke bars are for both pleasure and business. Taking a client to a bar and singing for them can mean the difference between getting a contract or not; through karaoke you sing for your supper, literally.

When was the first Pizza Hut opened?

It all started in 1958 in Wichita USA, when brothers Dan and Frank Carney opened the world’s first Pizza Hut restaurant by borrowing $600 from their mum. It was the start of the biggest pizza name in the world, and in 1973, that fantastic pizza came to the UK.

Who was the only female pharaoh?

Although it was uncommon for Egypt to be ruled by a woman, the situation was not unprecedented. As a regent, Hatshepsut was preceded by Merneith of the first dynasty, who was buried with the full honors of a pharaoh and may have ruled in her own right.

When was the first motion picture with sound?

Vitaphone, as this system was now called, was publicly introduced on August 6, 1926, with the premiere of Don Juan; the first feature-length movie to employ a synchronized sound system of any type throughout, its soundtrack contained a musical score and added sound effects, but no recorded dialogue—in other words, it had been staged and shot as a silent film.