Sunday, December 21, 2008

Remembering Apollo 8

When I wrote some 40-year-old birthday thoughts on December 6th, I ended up with the 1968 Apollo 8 mission. Well, it was 40 years ago today that the three astronauts launched into space.

Jeff Jaboby, at, has a nice piece about the mission and the launch and what the men saw. Go take a read and marvel at NASA's brashness. It warms the heart.

For those of y'all who watched and/or remembered Apollo 8's broadcast, what was it like to hear a broadcast by humans from space? It must have been awe-inspiring. Share your thoughts...

1 comment:

pattinase (abbott) said...

Because it was in the midst of all the turmoil of the sixties, I remember being of two minds about it. Thinking maybe the money would be better spent on feeding people or some such thing. Now I think the future of the species may depend on space missions and wish more emphasis had been put on such things.