Borman led his crew around the moon in 1968, a tense year back on Earth, characterized by war, assassinations, and protests. The Apollo 8 astronaut says he initially resisted bringing a TV camera on the voyage, but later saw the benefits. "Once we got there and saw the moon, I recognized this was extremely the right thing to do. Because the moon was so desolate," said Borman. "I think the moon resembled what the Earth must've looked like before there was life. Or what it could look like after an all-out nuclear war. So that was sobering."