Apollo 8 astronaut marks 1968 broadcast to earth
Chicago: A US astronaut who was aboard the first manned spacecraft to orbit the moon is marking the mission`s 45th anniversary in front of a piece of the actual spacecraft.
Retired Captain James Lovell Jr re-enacted the Apollo 8`s live Christmas Eve broadcast from 1968. During that broadcast, astronauts read verses of Genesis from the Bible.
Lovell and several students today took turns reading in front of an Apollo 8 module that`s housed at Chicago`s Museum of Science and Industry.
Lovell says they chose Genesis because it`s central to three major world religions: Christianity, Judaism and Islam. According to NASA, millions tuned in during the original broadcast.
Lovell was a command module pilot on Apollo 8 and went on to be commander of Apollo 13.
More from India
More from World
More from Sports
More from Entertaiment
- Trump-Sharif conversation: Team Donald denies Pakistan's claims
- Rahul Gandhi's and Congress' Twitter accounts hacked: Who's behind it?
- Hizbul commander Musa issues threats of attacks in new video
- Panel discussion over Mamata Banerjee's false allegations on Indian Army for political gains
- Watch - Parrikar's reply to Mamata's military coup claim
- Gujarat businessman declares highest ever black money amount – Rs 13,000 crore!
- Army proves Mamata Banerjee wrong, releases letter showing West Bengal govt knew of exercise
- Manohar Parrikar exposes Mamata's attempt to politicise routine Army exercise in Kolkata
- Scam? 'Aam Aadmi Party using Delhi Transport Corporation to exchange Rs 500, Rs 1,000 notes'