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Catalog Number 2009.066.114
Object Name Print, Photographic
Title Apollo 8 Astronauts Visit United Nations Headquarters
Description Black and white informal group portrait photograph of Apollo 8 astronauts Lieutenant Colonel William Anders, Captain James Lovell, and Colonel Frank Borman with United Nations Secretary-General U Thant, and Under-Secretary-General for Special Political Affairs Dr. Ralph Bunche taken on January 10, 1969 at the United Nations Headquarters. A typewritten caption on the verso reads:

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Apollo 8 Astronauts Visit United Nations Headquarters
UN 107,743 United Nations, New York, 10 January 1969
At the invitation of the Secretary-General U Thant, the three Apollo 8 astronauts, the first circumnavigators of the moon, Colonel Frank Borman, Captain James Lovell and Lieutenant Colonel William Anders, and their families, visited United Nations Headquarters today and attended a reception given in their honor.
Here, the three astronauts are seen with Secretary-General U Thant during the reception in his suite on the 38th floor. Left to right: Lieutenant Colonel William Anders, Captain James Lovell, Secretary-General U Thant, Colonel Frank Borman, and Dr. Ralph J. Bunche, Under-Secretary-General for Special Political Affairs.
Date 1969
People Bunche, Ralph J.
Studio United Nations
Copyright While photographs are freely reproducible except for advertising purposes, they are distributed with the understanding that they are to be used in UN context only.
Print size 10" x 8"
Collection African American History
Search Terms Astronauts
Apollo 8
United Nations
Diplomats