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45s Exposure at Rheingauschule
On Christmas Eve in 1968, Apollo 8 - the ﬁrst
manned mission to the Moon, entered lunar orbit.
That evening, the astronauts Commander Frank
Borman (left), Command Module Pilot Jim Lovell (right) and
Lunar Module Pilot William Anders (middle) held a live
broadcast from lunar orbit, in which they showed
pictures of the Earth and Moon as seen from their
spacecraft. They ended the broadcast with the crew
taking turns reading from the book of Genesis.
During a broadcast that night, pilot Jim Lovell said
"The vast loneliness is awe-inspiring and it makes
you realizejust what you have back there on Earth."
After circling the Moon 10 times on Christmas Eve, it
was time to come home. On Christmas morning,
mission control waited anxiously for word that Apollo
8's engine burn to leave lunar orbit had worked. They
soon got conﬁrmation when Lovell radioed, "Roger,
please be informed there is a Santa Claus." The crew
splashed down in the Paciﬁc on December 27. A
lunar landing was still months away, but for the ﬁrst
time ever, humans from Earth had visited the Moon
and returned home safely.
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A painted Concorde departing the airport painted by @victxlia
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