Talk:Apollo 8 Genesis reading

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Stub[edit]

This is only a stub so far, and I expect to expand this quite a bit over the next few weeks. For me, this mission is even more important than Apollo 11 as it was the mission that broke the back of the Russian Space program, and secondly that the crew had the guts to make this broadcast.--Woolhiser 14:54, 6 April 2006 (UTC)

Timing[edit]

When this is played nowadays, the visuals with it show the Earth slowly coming into view from behind the Moon. However, in reality, LOS would be in effect until at least the receiving station (Goldstone, Roblenes(Spain) or the one in Australia) was no longer blocked by the Moon from the Apollo spacecraft.

What visuals, if any, originally were being transmitted during the audio transmissions transcripted here? GBC 22:58, 7 November 2006 (UTC)

A very stark black and white video image that displayed the surface of the moon only in close up, as Apollo 8 approached the lunar terminator. The image seen in the video includes the spacecraft's window frame. As the crew says "Good night to all of you on the good Earth", Apollo 8 passes over a large crater that is situated right before the terminator between day and night on the lunar surface. The images you are describing are from the film magazines shot at different times during the ten orbits and is not in synch with the audio. However, those images of Earthrise look more awe-inspiring than the actual crude black and white video.Abebenjoe (talk) 07:12, 22 December 2007 (UTC)

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Whose idea was it?[edit]

Forgive me, I'm a bit new to Wikipedia. I was watching an 40th anniversary interview of the astronauts on NASA TV, and one of the astronauts attributed the idea to read from Genesis from the wife of someone at NASA. I think it would a good inclusion to this article to give credit to her. JZelazny (talk) 09:53, 26 December 2008 (UTC)

Adding to my comment above, I found the NASA TV interview. Jim Lovell talks about where the idea came from, but I can't decipher the name of the journalist he talks about. Maybe someone else has a print source, or is more familiar with the people around NASA at that time. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aQ64SWw_J_E The relevant discussion is at 8:10. JZelazny (talk) 23:43, 26 December 2008 (UTC)