#OTD in 1968, the Apollo 8 capsule splashed down in the Pacific, completing a mission in which Frank Borman, Jim Lovell & Bill Anders became the first humans to orbit the Moon. They broadcast a live TV message to Earth from lunar orbit on Christmas Eve:
We've only just entered 2020, but Northern Ireland seafood firm @rooneyfish is already gearing up for Christmas 🎄 The business exports its range of shellfish to 15 countries, including , where on a recent trade mission it met a buyer who ordered 50 tonnes of crab!
@MoorgateMermaid A fantastic Christmas of giving from our staff once again. We donated over 50 gifts to Every Child Needs Christmas, 8 crates of food to @FareShareSW , clothes and bedding to @StMungos and raised £3,804 in our festive raffle. Our 2020 local mission with @HBHomeless begins!
A thief stole a girl's Christmas present. An officer decided to make it his mission to get it back to her. Found it badly damaged; so fixed it up & along with his partner (in pic) returned it. Good stuff. #11Alive
‘Twas the night before Christmas the @Space_Station crew was kept safe by Mission Control, but they had the best view! Happy holidays from the Mission Control Center and the International Space Station
LIVE NOW: Join us for a celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 8 Mission to the Moon, the first to bring humans to another world as they orbited the Moon on Christmas Eve 1968. Watch now from the Washington National Cathedral: #Apollo50
Talk about a special mission! It’s their first spaceflight, but & are helping Santa plot his Christmas Eve route! Santa even sent one of his elves to check on the astronauts & ensure they’re not doing things like sneaking Christmas cookies too early…
Seasons Greetings to "all of you on the good Earth" 50 years ago today in 1968, the first crewed mission to the moon, Apollo 8, entered lunar orbit on Christmas Eve. Celebrate the #Apollo50 anniversary with us:
TODAY at 8pm ET, we’ll be LIVE from the Washington National Cathedral for a celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 8 Mission to the Moon, the first to bring humans to another world as they orbited the Moon on Christmas Eve 1968. Watch: #Apollo50
Seldom have i heard US mil officials, from high to low, so down. Not the mission accomplished for Christmas picture some are painting.