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Apollo 8

1968: The Year Christmas Meant the Moon

Chris Bohjalian | Posted 12.29.2015 | Religion
Chris Bohjalian

Forty-seven years ago tonight, December 24th, the three astronauts from the Apollo 8 mission to the moon were approaching the lunar sunrise. Yes, it was Christmas Eve. In the United States, it was nighttime. It was 1968.

The Artist and the Astronaut by Bruce Helander

Bruce Helander | Posted 09.05.2014 | Arts
Bruce Helander

Chicago artist Marla Friedman's recent portrait sculpture of the legendary Apollo 13 astronaut Captain James A. Lovell, Jr. follows the historic and t...

Earthrise: A Mythic Image for Our Time?

Craig Chalquist, Ph.D. | Posted 03.26.2014 | Science
Craig Chalquist, Ph.D.

We tend to think of myth as a lie or as an outdated explanation for a mystery long since cleared up by science. But as a host of mythologists, writers and storytellers have observed, myth is actually a framework of meaning.

Considering Perception: Robert Irwin and James Turrell

Gabrielle Selz | Posted 09.02.2013 | Arts
Gabrielle Selz

Many years ago, in a land far, far away, two young men set off on a journey to portray the experience of perception.

On the Anniversary of Apollo 8

Kendrick Oliver | Posted 05.11.2013 | Science
Kendrick Oliver

Mars has been restored to the reachable horizons of human spaceflight. Millionaire financier and engineer Dennis Tito has announced a plan to launch a middle-aged married couple on a flyby mission to the planet in early January 2018, returning them to Earth a year and a half later.

"God Bless All of You on the Earth"

John W. Whitehead | Posted 02.22.2012 | Impact
John W. Whitehead

On December 21, 1968, the Apollo 8 spaceship blasted its way through the earth's atmosphere to begin the first U.S. mission to orbit the moon. During the ninth lunar revolution, the astronauts read the story of creation from the Bible.

Final Shuttle Landing Brings Memories of Apollo Astronauts

James M. Clash | Posted 09.16.2011 | Technology
James M. Clash

"As I stepped up onto the ladder, I looked back at Earth in all its splendor -- I call it sitting on God's front porch looking home -- then down at my last footprint and realized, 'Hey, I'm not coming this way again.'"

Forty Years Later Still Not One Planet

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Charles Karel Bouley

Maybe it's time we stop looking in our churches, in our White House or on our TV for answers and start remembering that we've got one world. Make the best of it.