Friday, December 24, 2010

Apollo 8 Christmas

William Anders 
"We are now approaching lunar sunrise and, for all the people back on Earth, the crew of Apollo 8 has a message that we would like to send to you. In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. And God said, Let there be light: and there was light. And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness.
Jim Lovell 
"And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day. And God said, Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters. And God made the firmament, and divided the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament: and it was so. And God called the firmament Heaven. And the evening and the morning were the second day.
Frank Borman 
"And God said, Let the waters under the heavens be gathered together unto one place, and let the dry land appear: and it was so. And God called the dry land Earth; and the gathering together of the waters called he Seas: and God saw that it was good. And from the crew of Apollo 8, we close with good night, good luck, a Merry Christmas – and God bless all of you, all of you on the good Earth."  

-- Apollo 8, December 24, 1968


IonnKorr said...

Hi, Tom

Nice blog!

Have a very Merry Christmas and a prosperous 2011.

Greedings from Greece.

sputniks child said...

A recent novel - Sputnik's Child - explores the enormous influence that Apollo 8 and the subsequent lunar landing had on the ideas and perspectives of the baby boomer generation. The impact continues to be felt on a generation that believes "if humans could walk on the moon, we can do anything." It is hard to know if anything will similarly inspire the current generation.