Back on December 24, 1968 the crew of the Apollo 8 space mission were to make history for two things. They were the first human beings to circle another celestial body in space and they were also to take one of the most iconic pictures of the Earth rising behind the Moon on Christmas Eve which can be seen here on the post Alex had put up: The First Earthrise. Here you'll hear them wishing everyone a Merry Christmas and Peace to everyone. Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and any other holidays out there! Have a Happy New Year! :D via - Wired
I suppose you could make a better use of time while making history in the cold cold reaches of space. If you were there, what would you do, just sit there, and stare? Or would you want to share this with the world?
Keep in mind, people, this was new territory (still is) and people back then were more religious than they are now.
Circling the moon today might just be meh in the eyes of the young. And that's too bad.
I wanted to see an earthrise not hear a sermon.