SPACE: THE ULTIMATE FRONTIER!
I stood on Cocoa Beach, Florida to observe the Cape Canaveral launches of the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, the first time for a day time launch, the second for a night-time launch.
Watching and listening to the intensive roar of the small brilliant white-hot flame as it soared through the vast open blue sky on the first launch, it crossed my mind just how feeble our attempts to “conquer space” really are!
Following the successful launch, I was fortunate to have three of the SpaceX team explain the mission to me and learned that this was actually the launch of a NASA craft that would circle the moon for the next several years searching for earth-like planets.
The second launch carried equipment to improve Middle-East communications, which will prove to be of great importance to the rest of the world in the future as well as to that region.
The night time launch was most dramatic with a true rocket-like red visual complete with a red hot tail streaming through the night sky at 12:45, the launch was delayed from its original launch time by around fifteen minutes with a longer window of opportunity, the first launch could have been delayed for only THREE SECONDS otherwise the window to space would be closed!
Only Eight Planets?
Until a short 25 years ago, we were only aware of the EIGHT planets in our own solar system! Today, no one who has taken interest in space exploration is unaware of the endless discoveries and the possibility of multiple millions or billions of planets to be charted!
Paul Hertz, director of the Astrophysics Division at NASA recently explained: “Since then we’ve found THOUSANDS of planets orbiting other stars, and we think that all the stars in our own galaxy must have their own family of planets!”
We Will All Go To Space!
One day in the not too distant future, we will be given the ability to populate the vastness of space!
This is the surprising future the two incredible beings known to us by the collective name of God has PLANED for all of us, to inhabit the vastness of space!
As we mature to the point where we have overcome our own human nature and the influence of the tremendous pull to use the development of rocketry and nuclear physics for destructive means, then we will have the physical limitation now placed upon us lifted and ALL of SPACE will be open to us!
I like to say “we will be given a planet each and space will be the freeway.”