The Church of the Astronauts | Sojourners

The Church of the Astronauts

A congregation in Texas celebrates its connections to space and down-to-earth mission at home.
Composite photo from NASA images

“A BRILLIANT JEWEL in the black velvet sky.” That’s how lunar-module pilot Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin described the Earth in a 1998 interview, recalling how our planet looked from the vantage point of its natural satellite. Fifty years ago this summer—on July 20, 1969, during the Apollo 11 mission—Aldrin and Neil Armstrong became the first people to walk on the moon, a revolutionary moment for all humanity.

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