“God bless all of you, all of you on the good earth.” On December 24, 1968, American astronaut Frank Borman ended a live transmission from lunar orbit with those words. The crew, Borman, Jim Lovell and William Anders had each read part of a passage from the book of Genesis.
I watched that transmission live when it happened forty years ago tonight. We sent men to the moon in my lifetime. Now we are only able to reach low earth orbit. Tonight the night around the moon is silent indeed.
It should not be.