THE APOLLO 8 CHRISTMAS EVE BROADCAST
To follow the text hearing the voices of them in Multimedia:
Voices 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 the darkness."
"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."
Borman then 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):
William A. 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.
NASA selected 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 organization.
William Anders was inducted into the Astronaut Hall of Fame on October 4, 1997.
One of he most famous pictures taken byAnders in the Apollo 8 mission (1968)
An AVI moving NASA file from the same film taken by Anders:
Lovell and 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 Genesis.
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.
Jim Lovell was inducted into the Astronaut Hall of Fame on March 19, 1993.
Borman, Lovell 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.
Frank Borman was inducted into the Astronaut Hall of Fame on March 19, 1993.
January 6, 1969 frontpage of the NewsWeek Magazine, headlings: "Apollo Triumph", Taken from:
http://www.msnbc.com/news/224407.asp (reference to the commemorative Book 30 years later)
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