Czechoslovakia is invaded by the Russians and the film '2001: a space odyssey' is released.
The USA become the first nation to send a crew of men to orbit the moon, when Frank Borman, James Lovell, and William Anders make the journey. On Christmas Eve they take turns reading the book of Genesis from the bible, which is broadcast all around the world.
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The Apollo moon badges all have the names of the astronauts from each mission on them, apart from the 1969 Apollo 11 moon landing patch, which has no names on it because it is supposed to represent all mankind.
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