“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.
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.