CHICAGO (WWJ) – An astronaut who was on board the first manned spacecraft to orbit the moon recreates history. Retired Capt. James Lovell marked the 45th anniversary of Apollo 8’s live Christmas Eve broadcast at a ceremony in Chicago.

Lovell says America’s priorities have changed when it comes to the space program:

“Hopefully, some day we will resurrect some of our achievements again and go ahead and continue to go back to the moon again,” said Lovell. “Eventually as a consortium of many countries, I think now, we’ll go to Mars.”

Lovell read verses of Genesis from the Bible like he did on the previous broadcast — taking turns with high school students.


Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

More From CBS Detroit

Best Cooking Classes In DetroitLearn how to whip up some wonderful dishes while having fun!
5 Bucket List Items To Cross Off In DetroitThe “must-do” items for anyone making a trip to Detroit.

Watch & Listen LIVE