Never Happen


Image: Astronaut Buzz Aldrin walks on the surface of the moon near the leg of the lunar module Eagle during the Apollo 11 mission, 1969

From a 1961 stake conference in Hawaii Joseph Fielding Smith said:[footnote]D. Michael Quinn, Elder statesman: A Biography of J. Reuben Clark (Salt Lake City, Utah: Signature Books, 2002) p. 498.[/footnote]

“We will never get a man into space. This earth is man’s sphere and it was never intended that he should get away from it. The moon is a superior planet to the earth and it was never intended that man should go there. You can write it down in your books that this will never happen.”

Yuri Gagarin became the first human to journey into outer space in 12 April 1961.[footnote]Yuri Gagarin – Wikipedia[/footnote]

The United States’ Apollo 11 was the first manned mission to land on the Moon, on 20 July 1969.[footnote]Moon Landing – Wikipedia[/footnote]


Crash Course:

Joseph Fielding Smith – Wikipedia
Joseph Smith’s Moon Men – Mormon Musings
Did Joseph Fielding Smith prophesy that men would never walk on the moon? – Fair Mormon