Oom pah, pah … oom pah pah … The sound of the calliope is a siren’s call to the little girl. There, in the middle of the big park, the magic ponies go up and down. 11 more words
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“We came all this way to explore the Moon, and the most important thing is that we discovered the Earth.”380 more words
– William Anders, Apollo 8 Commander …
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“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.
– NASA Press Release –
Christmas Eve, 1968.
As one of the most turbulent, tragic years in American history drew to a close, millions around the world were watching and listening as the Apollo 8 astronauts — Frank Borman, Jim Lovell and Bill Anders — became the first humans to orbit another world. 288 more words