(RNS) — A giant spaceship is under construction somewhere in the solar system and bears the name “L.D.S.S. Nauvoo,” with a golden angel tooting a horn on its bow.

Its mission: to carry members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to outer space to preach their message to other peoples. The ship’s name is a hat tip to the Illinois town from which 19th-century Mormons launched their terrestrial journey to Salt Lake City.

The LDSS Nauvoo spaceship in “The Expanse.” Photo courtesy of Syfy

This is a scene from the Syfy channel TV series “The Expanse,” a suspenseful,

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