The Space Race: Manned Space Flight & Faith of Astronauts - “Jesus walking on the earth is more important than man walking on the moon”-James Irwin, Apollo 15 - American Minute with Bill Federer
Later, Astronaut James Irwin became an evangelical minister.
Of his experience of walking on the moon, he stated:
"I felt the power of God as I'd never felt it before ...
... Being on the moon had a profound spiritual impact upon my life. Before I entered space with the Apollo 15 mission in July of 1971, I was ... a silent Christian, but I feel the Lord sent me to the moon so I could return to the earth and share His Son, Jesus Christ."
“Jesus walking on the earth is more important than man walking on the moon.”