APOLLO 8 CHRISTMAS EVE BROADCAST
follow the text hearing the voices of them in Multimedia:
Taken From: http://www.apolloarchive.com/
Apollo 8, the
first manned mission to the Moon, entered lunar orbit on
Christmas Eve, December 24, 1968. That evening, the
astronauts; Commander Frank Borman, Command Module Pilot
Jim Lovell, and Lunar Module Pilot William Anders did a
live television broadcast from lunar orbit, in which they
showed pictures of the Earth and Moon seen from Apollo 8.
Lovell said, "The
vast loneliness is awe-inspiring and it makes you realize
just what you have back there on Earth." They ended the
broadcast with the crew taking turns reading from the
book of Genesis.
"For all the people on Earth the
crew of Apollo 8 has a message we would like to send 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
"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."
"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."
added, "And from the crew of Apollo 8, we close with
good night� a Merry Christmas, and God bless all of
you - all of you on the good Earth."
Back Sound: Mike
Oldfield's composition: �Let There Be Light�,
from the CD: "Distant Earth". At the
middle of the original version appears the voice of
Willam Anders from the lunar orbit, reading from the first chapters of the Book of Genesis the phrase: "And God said, Let
there be light". This is only the midi instrumental version (ltbl.mid):
Anders was a member of the first crew of astronauts to
break away from Earth's gravity to orbit the moon on the
Apollo 8 mission at Christmas-time 1968.
Anders to be an astronaut in 1964. He received his first
flight assignment as a member of the Apollo 8 crew, along
with two Gemini veterans, Commander Frank Borman and Jim
Lovell. On December 21, 1968, Apollo 8 became the first
manned ship to leave Earth orbit as it streaked toward
the first human mission to the moon. Early on Christmas
Eve, the astronauts fired into lunar orbit and, in
breathless terms, described the desolate, cratered and
beautiful landscape just 60 miles beneath them. In a
Christmas Eve message to the world, Borman, Lovell and
Anders read the story of creation from the first 10
verses of the Bible's Book of Genesis. Humans listened
enthralled, while watching a vivid televised image of the
moon's surface. On Christmas Day, Apollo 8 fired out of
lunar orbit and speed back toward Earth and a perfect
landing in the Pacific Ocean on December 27.
He is president
and director of The Anders Foundation, a philanthropic
Anders was inducted into the Astronaut Hall of Fame on
October 4, 1997.
he most famous pictures taken byAnders in the Apollo 8
moving NASA file from the same film taken by Anders:
Borman were back in space again, with Bill Anders, on Dec.
21, 1968, on Apollo 8, man's maiden voyage to the moon.
This was the first crew to be launched by the giant
Saturn V rocket. Borman, Lovell and Anders orbited the
moon on Christmas Eve and captivated a television
audience of millions by beaming pictures of the rugged
lunar surface while reading from the Bible's Book of
Lovell was on
his way to the moon again, this time to make the Apollo
program's third lunar landing, on April 11, 1970. But as
Apollo 13 neared the moon, an oxygen tank in the Service
Module ruptured and he and crewmates Jack Swigert and
Fred Haise had to battle for more than three days to get
safely back home.
Lovell and co-author
Jeffrey Kluger wrote about the Apollo 13 adventure in
"Lost Moon", published in 1994 by Houghton
Mifflin. The book became a major motion picture in the
summer of 1995. Titled "Apollo 13", it starred
Academy Award-Winner Tom Hanks as Lovell.
Today he is
president of his own company, Lovell Communications.
Lovell was inducted into the Astronaut Hall of Fame on
March 19, 1993.
and Bill Anders were the first humans launched toward the
moon and the first to ride the mammoth Saturn V rocket.
While orbiting the moon on Christmas Eve and relaying
television pictures of its rugged surface, they
captivated millions of viewers by reading from the Bible's
Book of Genesis.
In 1969, Borman
served Eastern Airlines as a special adviser, and a year
later he was named vice president-operations group. He
worked his way up in the company and was elected
president and chief operating officer in 1975, moving up
to chief executive officer later that year. He became
chairman of Eastern's board in 1976. Today he is an
official of the Patlex Corporation.
Borman was inducted into the Astronaut Hall of Fame on
March 19, 1993.
January 6, 1969
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