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Closer to God: Religion and the American Space Program

Bettmann, Corbis

Apollo 17 took off in 1972.
February 25, 2013

From a half-century's distance, the question startles. "I was wondering," asked Sen. Alexander Wiley, "whether you felt that God was up there as well as down here, and that in Him, you lived and moved and had your being?" "Absolutely," answered John…

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