FILE - In this Dec. 24, 1968 file photo, the Earth shines over the horizon of the Moon in as seen by the astronauts on Apollo 8.  Apollo 8 was launched from Cape Canaveral on Dec. 21, 1968.  (AP Photo/FILE)
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FILE - In this Dec. 24, 1968 file photo, the Earth shines over the horizon of the Moon in as seen by the astronauts on Apollo 8. Apollo 8 was launched from Cape Canaveral on Dec. 21, 1968. (AP Photo/FILE)

Apollo 8 astronaut marks 1968 broadcast to Earth

The Associated Press

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CHICAGO — Standing by a part of the Apollo 8 spacecraft he once rode, retired astronaut James Lovell on Monday read the 1968 Christmastime broadcast from the day he and two others became the first humans to orbit the moon.

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