Buzz Aldrin

Why Buzz Aldrin’s ‘lunar communion’ was hushed up

Buzz Aldrin took Holy Communion during the moon landing
Following the controversy surrounding Apollo 8 crew’s reading of Genesis, Buzz Aldrin was asked to keep his holy communion on the moon a more private affair.

He took bread and water from his home church congregation and read from the scripture off air shortly after landing the spacecraft.

But to honour that moment, a church colloquially known as the ‘Church of Astronauts’ for its proximity to Nasa’s headquarters celebrates a ‘lunar communion’. 

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