Earthrise (above) courtesy of NASA
In 2018, the Montana Media Lab joined up with Missoula’s Flagship Program to produce an out-of-this-world story.
Local middle and high school students interviewed NASA Apollo 8 Commander Frank Borman as part of the “Lights on Afterschool” program. Apollo 8 launched in 1968 and was the first successful manned mission to orbit the moon and return to earth. The mission became famous for the stunning “Earthrise” photo captured by one of the crew.
The Flagship Program provides out of school opportunities for K-12 students in Missoula County Public Schools.