The Lunar Bible

"Did you know a tiny microfilm Bible was the first to make a lunar landing with Apollo 14?

The Bible - 1.5 inch by 1.5 inch, - can be read only with a microscope—and is today being called by collectors “one of the rarest books in the world!”

The story of the Lunar Bible began on a tragic note on January 27, 1967. During a launch pad test, a flash fire broke out and three astronauts were killed. Before his death, lunar module pilot Ed White said to a reporter that he hoped someday to take a Bible to the moon.

To honor the astronauts’ memory, a series of events took place over many years—until White’s dream was finally realized in 1971 when astronaut Edgar Mitchell took the Lunar Bible to the moon!

Engage with the Bible—in its impact and influence in time—and space"

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