ASTRONAUT WHO BROUGHT BIBLES TO THE MOON DIES
Edgar Mitchell, Apollo 14 Astronaut and sixth man to walk on the moon dies at the age of 85. 45 years ago on February 5, 1971, the first set of Bibles were carried to the surface of the moon on board the Apollo 14 lunar module Antares by Lunar Module Pilot Edgar D. Mitchell. 100 microfilm Bibles (see picture left) were carried in the lunar module. Edgar Mitchell agreed to carry the Bibles on behalf of Reverend Stout and the Apollo Prayer League; and on February 5, 1971, the quest of Reverend Stout and the Apollo Prayer League was realized when the spindly legs of Apollo 14 lunar module Antares touched down on the powdery surface of the moon.