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Colonel James Irwin Shares How His Perspective Changed


It is 50 years ago since Apollo 11 put the first man on the moon on 20 July 1969. Before its closure in 1972, the Apollo programme achieved five more successful landings, one of which – Apollo 15 in 1971 – gave astronaut Colonel James Irwin the chance to survey the glories of God’s creation from a lunar vantage point.

From childhood, Irwin had dreamed of going to the moon. In preparation for becoming an astronaut, he studied geology, astronomy, and spacecraft design, as well as lunar geology.

Though a sceptic during his educational years, after extensive research, Irwin became a convinced creationist.

This article was taken from the October 2019 issue of Heroes of the Faith.

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