Apollo 8 Christmas Ornament ($49.95)


Product Description

To raise funds for their research balloon program, the students of Earth to Sky Calculus are flying Christmas Ornaments to the edge of space. This Apollo 8 ornament was launched Nov. 5th and ascended to an altitude of 112,400 ft. En route to the stratosphere, it encountered temperatures as low as -65 C, cosmic ray dose rates more than 100x Earth-normal, and air pressures only 0.2% of sea level. The ceramic disk shows an iconic photo from the Apollo program: Earth rising above the Moon as seen by Apollo 8 astronauts on Christmas Eve 1968.
Each ornament comes with a postcard-sized certificate of authenticity and a bonus Christmas card showing your ornament in space.
Price: $49.95.