Orbital Sacrament shares some information of what I am guessing was the first sacrament service held in space by an LDS astronaut. Which also reminded me of the trials that needed to be overcome for the first Islamic astronaut. With questions like How does an Islamic astronaut face Mecca in orbit? and How many times a day to pray if they orbit the earth every 90 minutes and are supposed to pray and sunrise and sunset (in addition to other times).

It’s interesting how the experience of religion changes as you enter new frontiers. Similar questions are currently being asked on our team, as we wonder how to make the relatively new frontier of the internet a religious experience.

posted by Aaron Barker on Wednesday, Apr 23, 2008
tagged with space,, religion,, sacrament