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Old 22 October 2007, 02:16 AM
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Reading Apollo mission Bible reading

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On Christmas Eve 1968, the astronauts of the Apollo 8 mission read from
the first part of Genesis during a live television broadcast from lunar
orbit. A Japanese correspondent staying at a Houston hotel while covering
the mission called NASA Public Affairs to request a copy of the speech
that the astronauts were reading. The Public Affairs official asked where
he was staying and then told him that if he opened the desk drawer in his
room he would find a book and that he should open it to page one. The
reporter found the Gideon Bible and later reported that "NASA Public
Affairs is very efficient - they had a mission transcript waiting in my
hotel room."
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