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Did You Know? (Episode 1) [Video]

Technology : Geeks are Sexy

A bunch of random facts that you may or may not already be aware of. Did you know that star fish have no brain or that astronaut Frank Borman suffered from a bout of diarrhea onboard Apollo 8, resulting in fecal matter floating arou...

1968: Daddy's gone to the moon for Christmas

Technology / Social Media : Mashable: Social Media

On Dec. 21, 1968, Apollo 8 and its astronauts - Frank Borman, James Lovell, and William Anders - launched into space and over the course of their mission, became the first people to orbit the Moon. Apollo 8 orbited the Moon 10 times...

Apollo 9 and Jules Verne


In 1869, he imagined a mission to the moon that prefigured the flight of Apollo 9 one century later. "Our space vehicle," Frank Borman, the astronaut, wrote to Verne's grandson, was launched from Florida, like [Verne's]; it had the ...

Jim Lovell re-enacts 1968 Apollo 8 Christmas Eve broadcast

News : The Rundown News Blog

Crew of Apollo 8. From left to right: James A. Lovell Jr., William A. Anders, and Frank Borman. Photo by NASA Forty-five years after Apollo 8's live Christmas Eve broadcast, former astronaut and retired Captain James Lovell Jr. re-e...

Babies Named for Apollo Astronauts

Lifestyle / Parenting : Nancy's Baby Names

Eleven of NASA’s Apollo space flights were manned flights. According to what I’ve been able to find in old newspapers, at least three of these flights inspired baby names. Apollo 8 December 21-27, 1968 Astronauts: Frank Borman, Jame...


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