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For those old enough to remember (and those not old enough to be there, remember this).

 

1968 was not a good year.

 

Robert F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King were assassinated.

 

Tet Offensive. My Lai.

 

There was alot of controversy to NASA for this reading.

 

One person sent a telegram that said "Thank you Apollo 8. You saved 1968."

 

Those of us that were around will never forget this photograph of the blue planet from space:

 

http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/image/0201/earth...apollo8_big.gif

 

I have a whole collection of the space mission Time, Live and Look magazines of these missions in the basement.

 

P.S. WE're watching "A Christmas Story". You'll shoot your eye out.

 

:)

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I remember 1968; I was a 13 year old and it was a scary year for a kid. I saw that (the Apollo 8), live, and it still chokes me up! I played it for my family last night.

 

The sad thing is, the US Gov't probably wouldn't allow those great words to be said today.

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