Apollo 8: Around The Moon and Back


>>LISTEN, LISTEN TO THE WORDS OF THREE MEN FLYING AROUND THE MOON.>>NOW APPROACHING LUNAR SUNRISE AND FOR ALL THE PEOPLE BACK ON EARTH, THE CREW OF APOLLO 8 HAS A MESSAGE THAT WE WOULD LIKE TO SEND TO YOU>>APOLLO 8 ORIGINALLY WAS AN EARTH ORBITAL MISSION EXERCISING A LUNAR MODULE. BUT THE LUNAR MODULE WAS WAY BEHIND. WE HAD INFORMATION THAT THE RUSSIANS WERE GOING TO PUT A MAN AROUND THE MOON PROBABLY IN DECEMBER OF 1968.>>THE PEOPLE IN NASA CAME UP WITH THE IDEA OF MOVING APOLLO 8 TO A LUNAR ORBITAL MISSION.>>WHY DON’T WE SEND THE COMMAND SERVICE MODULE OF APOLLO 8 TO ORBIT THE MOON AND WE CAN LEARN A LOT ABOUT THE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, THE NAVIGATION SYSTEM, HOW THE MOON’S GRAVITY WOULD AFFECT ORBITING SPACECRAFT, LOOK FOR A SUITABLE LANDING SPOT.>>SO WE HAD TO CONDENSE INTO FOUR MONTHS WHAT TAKES A YEAR TO 18 MONTHS OF TRAINING. EVERYBODY WAS MOTIVATED, EVERYBODY WAS DEDICATED AND THE BASIC IDEA WAS TO BEAT THE RUSSIANS TO THE MOON. THAT WAS A POLITICAL GOAL AND SET BY PRESIDENT KENNEDY, AND WE WERE ALL DETERMINED TO MEET IT AND TO BEAT IT.>>APOLLO 8 DEVELOPED A LOT OF ATTENTION IT FILLED A BIG SQUARE IN PREPARATION FOR LATER APOLLO FLIGHT.>>WELL, I GOT INTO THE BIG SATURN V THIS WILL BE THE FIRST TIME THAT MAN HAD ACTUALLY LAUNCHED ON A SATURN V. BUT I THOUGHT TO MYSELF AFTER THE FOUR MONTHS OF HEAVY TRAINING, I SAID I’M ACTUALLY GOING TO GO TO THE MOON.>>THE ENGINES ARE ON.>>4, 3, 2, 1, 0.>>THE SATURN V STILL IS THE MOST POWERFUL MACHINE EVER MADE AND FOR 17 MISSIONS IT FLEW PERFECTLY.>>WE HAD ORBITED THE EARTH, FIRST OF ALL, TO CHECK OUR SPACECRAFT OUT. THEN WHEN EVERYTHING WAS FINE AND THE SPACECRAFT LOOKED FINE TO GO TO THE MOON WE WENT TO SPACE FOR A SECOND TIME>>WE COULD ACTUALLY COAST ALL THE WAY TO THE MOON.>>AND AFTER A WHILE CAN YOU LOOK BACK AND SEE THE EARTH GETTING SMALLER AND SMALLER.>>PEOPLE ON EARTH TEND TO CALL THE FAR SIDE OF THE MOON THE DARK SIDE. THAT’S THE MISNOMER. ON OUR FLIGHT, THE MOON WAS BETWEEN THE EARTH AND THE SUN AND THE FAR SIDE WAS LIT BY THE SUN.>>AND WE SAW THE FAR SIDE, WE WERE LIKE THREE SCHOOL KIDS LOOKING THROUGH A CANDY STORE WINDOW. JUST STARING AT THE UNNAMED CRATERS AS THEY SLOWLY PASSED US BY. WE WERE BUSY SHOOTING PICTURES OF THE LUNAR SURFACE FOR LANDING SITES FOR UPCOMING LUNAR LANDINGS. AND SUDDENLY, I LOOKED OUT THE WINDOW, AND HERE WAS THIS GORGEOUS ORB COMING UP, AND I THOUGHT, HOLY MOLEY.>>AND THERE OVER THE LUNAR LANDSCAPE WAS THE EARTH THE EARTH WAS BEAUTIFUL. IT WAS THE ONLY THING IN THE WHOLE UNIVERSE THAT HAD ANY COLOR.>>I HAD FOUGHT TO HAVE A LONG LENS AND COLOR FILM. I DIDN’T HAVE A LIGHT METER. JUST BANGED OFF A DOZEN OR SO PICTURES, CHANGING THE F-STOP EACH CLICK.>>I PUT MY THUMB UP TO THE WINDOW OF THE SPACECRAFT AND I COULD COMPLETELY HIDE THE EARTH BEHIND MY THUMB. THE EARTH IS A MERE SPECK IN THE MILKY WAY GALAXY, LOOK WHAT WE HAVE HERE, WATER AND AN ATMOSPHERE ORBITING A STAR, JUST AT THE PROPER DISTANCE TO ABSORB THAT STAR’S ENERGY. GOD HAS GIVEN MANKIND A STAGE UPON WHICH TO PERFORM. HOW THE PLAY TURNS OUT IS UP TO US.>>FOR ALL THE PEOPLE BACK ON EARTH, THE CREW OF APOLLO 8 HAS A MESSAGE THAT WE WOULD LIKE TO SEND TO YOU. IN THE BEGINNING, GOD CREATED THE HEAVEN AND THE EARTH, AND THE EARTH WAS WITHOUT FORM AND VOID, AND DARKNESS WAS UPON THE FACE OF THE DEEP. THE SPIRIT OF GOD MOVED UPON THE THE FACE OF THE WATERS, AND GOD SAID LET THERE BE LIGHT, AND THERE WAS LIGHT. AND GOD SAW THE LIGHT THAT IT WAS GOOD. FROM THE CREW OF APOLLO 8, WE CLOSE WITH GOOD NIGHT, GOOD LUCK A MERRY CHRISTMAS AND GOD BLESS ALL OF YOU, ALL OF YOU ON THE GOOD EARTH.>>IT’S IMPORTANT FOR AMERICA TO BE AT THE FOREFRONT OF SPACE EXPLORATION. THAT DRIVES TECHNOLOGY, ONE OF THE IMPORTANT FACETS OF THE APOLLO PROGRAM WAS THE COORDINATION AND THE ORGANIZATION OF THE AMERICAN INDUSTRY TO ACHIEVE A GREAT GOAL. WE NEED TO BE THE LEADER, NOT JUST ON EARTH, BUT IN SPACE.

62 thoughts on “Apollo 8: Around The Moon and Back

  1. when the space between the earth and the moon are the closest to each other, the spacecraft passes between them

    Does the world seem closer than normal?
    If it seems closer, could it be that it bends the universe with the mass of the moon?
    If the spaceship loses altitude, space twisted

  2. Science might fly you to the moon. But it takes faith to buckle yourself into an unproven rocket to get there.
    Kudos to Borman, Lovell and Anders.

  3. Van Allen radiation belts prevents man from landing on the moon, but the psyops and new age religion 'Aliens' must be adopted by the bewildered herd. Otherwise the old world order would loose power and with it their nefarious control over mankind, hitherto.

  4. Great video, brilliant to commemorate this event like this. One tip though: NASA please tune down that "America first" tone a bit. Though appropriate for the era of these events, ending this video with the astronauts also saying this about the future is quite out of place.

  5. Everybody should live evidence based and be humble not to know everything. Agnostic atheist best position no belief in gods but not knowing if there are any.

  6. I feel blessed to have been allowed to live when humans from Earth first left and touched somewhere else besides this, our original home.

  7. A cut piece of fingernail of any of these heroes worth more than all of todays media-, social media celebrities together. Thanks for this short video.
    Live long and prosper

  8. Does anyone else find it very strange that Nasa's founding scientist was none other than Jack Parsons: Rocketry Pioneer, Sex Cultist, The Ultimate Madman, The Occult Rocket Scientist Who Conjured Spirits with L. Ron Hubbard …??? –
    – Funny that science constantly tries to deny Creation yet was founded by someone that worshiped our Creators adversary! — Don't you have to believe in God if you worship Satan? —- Wake up people!

  9. Tell me again how it is we are planning to send man to Mars when we supposedly forgot how we went to the moon and now claim it's just to complicated to try it again????

  10. el hombre esta despertando ,,de las mentiras de la nasa ,,pronto sereis parte de la historia negra de la creación ,,,,las mentiras saldrán muy caras

  11. Flat earth censorship is strong on this page, along with google, GIVE US OUR AZIMUTHAL EQUIDISTANT MAP BACK

  12. If you have prejudices, your mind will not understand what we say. So if you do not broaden your horizon and give yourself a chance to know the other. You'll stay. As you are. You did not read my previous comments and certainly did not open the links. As you like. But get rid of your judgments about anything and discover life. And if you don't believe in certain science that is not discussed, how will you prove anything?

  13. Everything is lied, Did you think? There are to many technology of camera, but nasa that have thousands billion money didn't t have any good camera.. Don't trust NASA, Cause, to many secret they don't want people know the truth..

  14. How it's possible..because one man flying in milky way..but machine how to use parashout…because no air in milkyway…how is possible parashout fly in moon and mars

  15. The last act of 'the play' is reserved however for the creator of the stage… Because he is heavily involved in the play… And I thank him for that grace. 

    God with us! 
    Christ is born!

    And by the way:
    The stage deck is flat!

  16. Those old astronauts still keep a great mental lucidity thanks to their extremely professional job and hard life, i deeply admire them.

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