Saturday, January 5, 2019

Today's anxiety, mistrust will pass

From Mississippi-

Last month, a cohort of astronauts and bishops gathered in Washington to commemorate the Apollo 8 space mission’s 50th anniversary.
The Rev. Michael Curry, Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church, said before the ceremony, “The exploration of space is part of the human quest for knowledge, and the human quest for knowledge is to know God’s creation.”
The Apollo 8 mission, taking place Dec. 21-27, 1968, saw the first manned spacecraft break through earth’s lower orbit, orbit around the moon, and come back. The ship’s crew – Frank Borman, James Lovell, and William Anders – became the first humans to see an “Earthrise” and experience the sensation of zero gravity. It set the stage for Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin to finally set foot on the moon on the Apollo 11 mission just six months later.
The historical moment of the Apollo 8 mission was a tense one. If you’ll remember, the Apollo missions were part of the Space Race between the U.S. and the U.S.S.R.

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