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Earthrise: 50 Years Later

On this day 50 years ago, the Apollo 8 crew–the first human beings to orbit the moon!–took the now iconic photo dubbed “Earthrise,” in which the gleaming, jewel-like earth is seen rising over the gray, barren horizon of the moon. … Continue reading

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December 24 in freethought history…

December 24, 1968 – The Apollo 8 astronauts broadcast live, reading the Creation story from the book of Genesis while orbiting the Moon on Christmas Eve, leading to a lawsuit by atheist activist Madalyn Murray O’Hair. The case was later dismissed by … Continue reading

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