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Christian astronaut — and his communion cups — lifting off on space mission

A Texas church member will rely on his Bible and prayer to deal with isolation at the International Space Station.

By Bobby Ross Jr. | The Christian Chronicle

Online worship during the COVID-19 pandemic has helped prepare Victor Glover for a long-awaited work trip.

Where Glover is going — 250 miles above Earth to the International Space Station — there is no physical church building.

“I actually sent up communion cups and a Bible, and we have really good internet connectivity,” said the NASA astronaut, one of four crew members for the SpaceX Crew Dragon’s first operational flight, set to launch this weekend.

“So honestly, I will probably continue in what we’ve been doing: virtual service, virtual giving, reading my Bible and praying,” added Glover, the pilot for a team that also includes NASA’s Michael Hopkins and Shannon Walker and Japanese astronaut Soichi Noguchi.

Glover, a Church of Christ member in the Houston area, discussed his faith with The Christian Chronicle while making preparations for a six-month mission to the space station.

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This story appears in the December edition of The Christian Chronicle.

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