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Title: Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!
Post by: rcflyinghokie on December 24, 2017, 10:35:22 PM
Just wanted to wish everyone the best this holiday season!  And I do not know if it has been shared here, but in light of our theme, here is "Twas The Night Before Christmas" as read by Jack Schmitt to the crew of Apollo 8 49 years ago.

'Twas the night before Christmas and way out in space,
the Apollo 8 crew had just won the moon race;

The headsets were hung by the consoles with care,
In hopes that Chris Kraft soon would be there;

Frank Borman was nestled all snug in his bed,
While visions of REFSMMAT's danced in his head;

And Jim Lovell, in his couch, and Anders, in the bay,
were racking their brains over a computer display,

When out of the DSKY, there arose such a clatter,
Frank sprang from his bed to see what was the matter.

Away to the sextant he flew like a flash,
To make sure they weren't going to crash.

The light on the breast of the moon's jagged crust,
Gave a luster of green cheese to the gray lunar dust,

When what to his wondering eyes should appear,
But a Burma Shave sign saying 'Kilroy was here.'


But Frank was no fool; he knew pretty quick,
That they had been first; this must be a trick.

More rapid than rockets, his curses they came,
He turned to his crewmen and called them a name.

Now Lovell, now Anders, now don't think I'd fall
For an old joke you've written up on the wall.

They spoke not a word, but grinning like elves,
And laughed at their joke in spite of themselves.

Frank sprang to his couch, to the ship gave a thrust,
And away they all flew past the gray lunar dust.

But we heard them explain ere they flew around the moon:
Merry Christmas to earth; we will be back there real soon.


Title: Re: Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!
Post by: Thymo on December 25, 2017, 07:21:31 AM
Beautiful words. Best wishes to everyone.  :)


Title: Re: Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!
Post by: thewonderidiot on December 25, 2017, 03:43:03 PM
Merry Christmas everyone! This has been a fantastic year for NASSP. Here's to 2018 being just as good!  :D