Tag Archives: Bill Anders

Earthrise: The 45th Anniversary


This is very Cool. My friend and colleague Andy Chaikin has narrated this account of how the astronauts of Apollo 8 in December 1968 took the famous “Earthrise” photograph that is one of the most iconic images of the twentieth … Continue reading

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44 Years Ago Today: Apollo 8′s Historic Broadcast from the Moon on Christmas Eve in 1968


Hard to believe, it was 44 years ago today that the crew of Apollo 8 made their historic broadcast from the Moon on Christmas Eve in 1968. Launched on December 21, 1968, astronauts Frank Borman, James A. Lovell, Jr., and … Continue reading

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Conspiracies R Us: “Birthers” and the Wingnuttia Universe


In a recent on-line chat Washington Post reporter Ben Pershing was asked why the “birther” conspiracy arguing that President Obama was not a natural born U.S. citizen has any saliency in the media. His response was inane: “Perhaps because there … Continue reading

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