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Title: Apollo XIV Mission Microform Bible no. 14-169
Dates: 1971
Accession Number(s): 1996-028
Extent: 1 item
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Austin Seminary Archives at the Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary

Biographical Note: John M. Stout was a chaplain for NASA, the founder of the Apollo Prayer League, a 1957 graduate of Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary and a member, along with astronaut Edgar D. Mitchell, of the Synod of Texas.

Scope and Contents: One sheet with mounted Microform Bible (1.5 x 1.5 inches) containing all 1245 pages of the King James Bible, and text which relates history of the Microform Bible and dedicates it to the Synod of Texas. Signed by John M. Stout and with seal of Apollo XIV mission. This microform Bible was one of 300 copies taken to the moon in the spacesuit of astronaut Edgar D. Mitchell aboard the lunar module of the Apollo XIV mission, February 5, 1971. In 1971 the Presbytery of Brazos presented this Bible to the Synod of Texas, Presbyterian Church in the U.S., on behalf of John M. Stout and Aerospace Ministries, Houston, Texas.

Restrictions: Materials are available by appointment only. Contact the archivist for details.

Index Terms:
Aerospace Ministries (Houston, Tex.)
Project Apollo (U.S.)
United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
Moon, Bible on the.

Related material: The apostles of Apollo : the journey of the Bible to the moon and the untold stories of American astronauts by Carol Mersch, 2010 and updated in 2013. Available in the Stitt Library collection at call number TL789.8.U6 A547 2013

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Preferred Citation: Apollo XIV Mission Microform Bible no. 14-169, 1971, Austin Seminary Archives, Stitt Library, Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary


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 Certificate from Aerospace Ministries with mounted microform bible, 1971

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