10 STRANGE KEY FACTS ABOUT CHRISTMAS YOU NEVER KNEW OF.

5. In December 1968 the Apollo 8 mission launched sending astronauts Frank Borman, Jim Lovell and Bill Anders to the moon. These astronauts were the first people to celebrate Christmas in space and they spent Christmas eve orbiting the moon while performing experiments and photographing future landing sites. three miniature bottles of Brandy were flown on Apollo 8, however, they weren’t drunk since the crew felt sick and Lovell later sold his bottle at auction for nearly $18,000. While orbiting the moon the astronauts read from the book of Genesis which provoked criticism from the American Atheist organisation and also took this amazing photo of Earth showing how small and fragile our planet really is.

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