Day 15: Countdown to COUNTDOWN
One day after becoming the first humans to fly beyond Earth orbit, Apollo 8 astronauts Lovell, Borman, and Anders began their first live TV transmission. Earth viewers sat mesmerized as Jim Lovell fixed himself a snack--chocolate pudding.
Later, Lovell floated by the TV camera again to send a message to someone special. "Happy Birthday, Mother!" he exclaimed.
I'm guessing that was Blanche Lovell's favorite gift.