Buzz Gives A Secret Thanks While On The Moon

The first liquid ever poured on the moon was wine. It was consumed by Buzz Aldrin, along with a consecrated wafer, in Holy Communion.

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2 Responses to Buzz Gives A Secret Thanks While On The Moon

  1. auscitizenmom says:

    I really enjoyed watching that. I knew about the wine but none of the details.

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  2. Ad rem says:

    Thanks so much for posting this Stella! I had no idea that Buzz Aldrin was a man of such deep faith and conviction. I had always been a much bigger fan of his mate Niel Armstrong.

    “I poured the wine into the chalice our church had given me. In the one-sixth gravity of the moon the wine curled slowly and gracefully up the side of the cup. It was interesting to think that the very first liquid ever poured on the moon, and the first food eaten there, were communion elements,” Aldrin told Guideposts magazine.

    Before he took communion, he read John 15:5.

    “I am the vine, you are the branches. Whoever remains in me, and I in him, will bear much fruit; for you can do nothing without me,” he said.

    What happened next: Aldrin wanted the experience to be shared on the live broadcast with the rest of his comments, but NASA discouraged the idea, according to The Huffington Post.

    See, at the time, NASA was fighting a lawsuit with activist Madalyn Murray O’Hair, an atheist, Huffington Post reports.

    “She sued them over the public reading of Genesis by the crew of Apollo 8, citing the status of astronauts as government employees and the separation of church and state to support her case,” according to The Huffington Post.

    Aldrin later reflected in his book ”Magnificent Desolation: The Long Journey Home From the Moon” that he wished he had found a more universal way to unite the nation after the arrival on the moon.

    https://www.deseretnews.com/article/900080310/nasa-buzz-aldrin-apollo-11-communion-religion-faith.html

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