Dec
25
2008

Greetings from lunar orbit, Dec 24, 1968

Forty years ago the crew of Apollo 8 delivered a live, televised Christmas Eve broadcast after becoming the first humans to orbit another space body.

"The vast loneliness is awe-inspiring, and it makes you realize just what you have back there on Earth," Lovell said. Wired

First public radio broadcast, Dec. 24, 1906

Speaking of famous Christmas eve broadcasts, it's worth remembering that Reginald Fessenden made what is generally recognized as the first public voice-over-radio broadcast on Dec. 24, 1906.

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Anonymous says:

Thank you. This was good to see!

posted on Sun, 12/28/2008 - 4:12pm
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Anonymous says:

omg! Does anyone else find it extremly amazing that peopl just like learned and reserched to eventualy fly the the moon and otherr places in space. I findthat just incredible!

posted on Mon, 12/29/2008 - 4:51pm

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