Sunday, December 25, 2011

43 years ago last night

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A series of photos from the Apollo 8 mission crewed by Commander Frank Borman, Command Module Pilot James Lovell, and Lunar Module Pilot William Anders plus the famous reading of Genesis from the crew on Christmas Eve, 1968.

At the time, the broadcast was the most watched TV program ever.





"Thank you Apollo 8. You saved 1968."


While driving in to work this past week, radio host Chip Franklin talked about the trepidation felt by a lot of people as the space craft went around the dark side of the moon thus being cut off from communication with Earth as orbiting the moon had never been accomplished before.

If you are old enough to remember, we would love to hear what the significance of this mission was to this country given the violent and tumultuous year that was 1968.

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8 comments:

Foxfier said...

Funny to think of my folks being at either end of "being a teenager" that year; kind of scary to realize I'd think of them as kids!

K T Cat said...

Nowadays, there would be rioting in the streets by militant atheists over this.

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