Torah to join the Bible on the surface of the moon

A bible left behind on the lunar rover by Apollo 15 Commander David Scott may one day be joined by a Sefer Torah, a hand-written scroll sacred to Judaism. New Scientist reports this is the first of three culturally important artifacts that the Israeli-based team behind “Torah on the Moon” is hoping to send to the lunar surface. A copy of the Vedas scriptures and the I Ching might be next. “These three texts are among Earth’s most ancient documents, created over 3,000 years ago. They are significant to billions of people,” said group founder Paul Aouizerate, who is looking to raise €12 to €15 million in funding for the project.

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