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Capt. James A. Lovell Jr. center, speaks with President and CEO of Chicago’s Museum of Science and Industry, David R. Mosena, right, and journalist Frank Mathie, left, Monday during 45th Anniversary of Apollo 8 “Christmas Eve Broadcast to Earth” event at the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago.

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Apollo 8 astronaut marks 1968 broadcast to Earth

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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