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Apollo 8 was the first human spaceflight to leave Earth orbit; the first to be captured by and escape from the gravitational field of another celestial body; and the first crewed voyage to return to planet Earth from another celestial body - Earth's Moon.
After launching on December 21, 1968, Apollo 8 took three days to travel to the Moon.

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Much like the story of the shepherds and wise men during the first Christmas, people around the world had their attention turned toward the heavens on Dec. 24, 1968, when the Apollo 8 crew delivered its famous Christmas Eve broadcast from lunar orbit.

They were also the first astronauts to spend Christmas in space.

Watch a Quicktime movie of that moving speech....



More movies here BTW...

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