“In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.”
In February 1971, astronaut Edgar Mitchell traveled to the moon aboard Apollo 14, carrying with him a reminder of the Creator: a tiny Bible. Just 1 1/2 inches on each side, the “space Bible” was contained in its entirety on a tiny sheet of microfilm.
Mitchell’s bible will go on the auction block on September 15, in an on-line auction by RR Auction of Amherst, New Jersey. The opening bid is just $5,000.
Edgar Mitchell isn’t the only astronaut who has carried his faith with him into the heavens. Fervent astronauts have recited prayers, even received the Eucharist while in space. I wrote about some of their stories here and here.
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