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Trying to make things better

Thirty years ago today, with millions watching on live TV, the Space Shuttle Challenger exploded shortly after takeoff. All seven crew members died.

Something else died too, and I’ll get to that in a moment. 414 more words

Media And Technology

More Apollo program history

Can’t get enough of man’s greatest adventure, the Apollo program, that took man to the Moon. Above is a documentary about Apollo 8, first manned mission around the moon. 56 more words

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Apollo 8 recovery


On this day in 1968, the crew of Apollo 8 splashed down in the Pacific Ocean. Sketch of the command module being hoisted aboard the USS Yorktown.

Sketches

December 27 - Johannes Kepler

Today is Johannes Kepler’s birthday.

Kepler was born in Weil der Stadt, a small town near Stuttgart, on December 27th 1571, and was introduced to astronomy from an early age, whether he liked it or not, by being taken outside to witness the Great Comet of 1577, C/1577 V1, at age 6. 221 more words

Astronomy

We Have Seen His Glory!

If you had been in Chicago on December 4th or 5th, you could have joined me (and over 10,000 other Chicagoans) for the Moody Bible Institute’s Candlelight Carols Christmas program, one of our biggest events of the year. 606 more words

Holidays

Frank Borman's Christmas Eve Prayer

Thee NASA astronauts circled the Moon in December 1968 on a mission to prepare for the first human landing on the Moon the next year.  When transmitting to Mission Control in Houston, Frank Borman gave a Christmas Eve prayer which might scandalize avowed atheists or today’s adherents to the creed of political correctness.

Aphorisms

A Christmas Eve sermon

Much like the shepherds during the first Christmas, people around the world had their attention turned toward the heavens 47 years ago tonight, when the astronauts of Apollo 8 delivered their famous Christmas Eve broadcast from lunar orbit. 1,390 more words