Astronaut Victor Glover joins our podcast
The Christian Chronicle first wrote about astronaut Victor Glover in 2020. Editor-in-Chief Bobby Ross Jr. did a front-page profile of Glover, a devoted Christian. In that piece, Glover talked about his plans to take communion cups into space.
Just recently, our own B.T. Irwin — host of the Christian Chronicle Podcast — interviewed Glover about his next challenge: piloting the first crewed moon mission since 1972.
In the podcast, Glover shares how his faith influences his work as an astronaut (and scientist) and how his work as an astronaut (and scientist) influences his life as a Christian.
And he reflects on partaking of the Lord’s Supper high above the planet Earth.
“When I finally found my communion supplies and had communion the first time, my prayer was that every time I take communion that it would feel as special as this,” Glover said. “And when I finished that prayer, what I realized was — being in space doesn’t make taking communion special. … The beauty of communion is that when we take this, we’re all together in God’s presence, thinking about the sacrifice that was made, the lives we’re supposed to live now and his return.
“And I just went, ‘Wow! I should have known that before getting here. But now I know that in my bones because I’m doing this in space.’ So it really gave me a new perspective on communion. And when I take communion now, I try to remember that it’s just as special as when I did it in space. But not because of where I am — but because of whose I am.”
Listen to the full podcast.