Fifty years ago — December 24, 2018, to be exact — three American astronauts had a special Christmas message not only for their fellow countrymen but also for the world:

This is well worth listening to, as the astronauts take turns reading from the Bible.

Someone said in the Twitter thread that a university professor played this on the first day of term for a class on the Book of Genesis.

I vaguely remember this, as it was on the news that evening. Those old enough will remember it with me.

Retweet, share, whatever: this is a very moving two-minute audio.