Lot 560: Apollo 14

RR Auction

2015-10-29 11:34:19

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Lot 560: Highly desirable fifty-page segment of a microfilmed King James Bible carried to the lunar surface by Edgar Mitchell, affixed to an Apollo Prayer League presentation card measuring 5 x 7. The card notes that the serial number of this piece is "14 170 25," and reads, in part: "This is part of the first Bible to have been taken from planet Earth to another celestial body...The above 50 page segment of the King James Version...was carried in the spacesuit of astronaut Edgar D. Mitchell for the Apollo Prayer League as a personal gesture to Rev. John M Stout." Signed at the conclusion in black ink by Stout. In fine condition. The famous 'First Lunar Bible' was produced by the Apollo Prayer League, a group of NASA engineers, scientists, administrators, and astronauts. Containing 50 pages of the King James Bible, this microfilm can easily be read under a microscope and represents the first and only Bible to fly to the lunar surface. RR Auction's Fine Autographs & Artifacts Friday, 23rd October 2015 Estimate: $2000-2500
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