MAN SPACE EXPLORATION
Future Event of Man exploration of heaven even in the farthiest stars
And, behold, the word of the LORD [came] unto him, saying, This shall not be thine heir; but he that shall come forth out of thine own bowels shall be thine heir.And he brought him forth abroad, and said, Look now toward heaven, and tell the stars, if thou be able to number them: and he said unto him, So shall thy seed be.
If I ascend up into heaven, thou [art] there: if I make my bed in hell, behold, thou [art there].
"Can you ensure the proper sequence of the seasons,or guide the constellation of the bear with SATELLITES across the heavens.(Job 38:32 Living Bible)
Space exploration is the discovery and exploration of outer space by means of space technology. Physical exploration of space is conducted both byhuman spaceflights and by robotic spacecraft.
While the observation of objects in space, known as astronomy, predates reliable recorded history, it was the development of large and relatively efficientrockets during the early 20th century that allowed physical space exploration to become a reality. Common rationales for exploring space include advancing scientific research, uniting different nations, ensuring the future survival of humanity and developing military and strategic advantages against other countries. Various criticisms of space exploration are sometimes made.
Space exploration has often been used as a proxy competition for geopolitical rivalries such as the Cold War. The early era of space exploration was driven by a "Space Race" between the Soviet Union and the United States, the launch of the first man-made object to orbit the Earth, the USSR's Sputnik 1, on October 4, 1957, and the first Moon landing by the American Apollo 11 craft on July 20, 1969 are often taken as the boundaries for this initial period. TheSoviet space program achieved many of the first milestones, including the first living being in orbit in 1957, the first human spaceflight (Yuri Gagarin aboardVostok 1) in 1961, the first spacewalk (by Aleksei Leonov) in 1965, the first automatic landing on another celestial body in 1966, and the launch of the firstspace station (Salyut 1) in 1971.
Man Vission to spread forth his hand toward heaven a space exploration saga ?
"...Since then you would need to go out of the world..(1 Corinthians 5:10)
And Solomon stood before the altar of the LORD in the presence of all the congregation of Israel, and spread forth his hands toward heaven:(1 Kings 8:22)
After the first 20 years of exploration, focus shifted from one-off flights to renewable hardware, such as the Space Shuttle program, and from competition to cooperation as with the International Space Station (ISS).
With the substantial completion of the ISS following STS-133 in March 2011, plans for space exploration by the USA remain in flux. Constellation, a Bush Administration program for a return to the Moon by 2020 was judged inadequately funded and unrealistic by an expert review panel reporting in 2009.The Obama Administration proposed a revision of Constellation in 2010 to focus on the development of the capability for crewed missions beyond low earth orbit(LEO), envisioning extending the operation of the ISS beyond 2020, transferring the development of launch vehicles for human crews from NASA to the private sector, and developing technology to enable missions to beyond LEO, such as Earth/Moon L1, the Moon, Earth/Sun L2, near-earth asteroids, and Phobos or Mars orbit. As of March 2011, the US Senate and House of Representatives are still working towards a compromise NASA funding bill, which will probably terminate Constellation and fund development of a heavy lift launch vehicle (HLLV).
In the 2000s, the People's Republic of China initiated a successful manned spaceflight program, while the European Union, Japan, and India have also planned future manned space missions. China, Russia, Japan, and India have advocated manned missions to the Moon during the 21st century, while the European Union has advocated manned missions to both the Moon and Mars during the 21st century. From the 1990s onwards, private interests began promoting space tourism and then private space exploration of the Moon.
Space exploration is a part of Christian focus?
If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God.Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth.(Col.3:1-2)
Development of technology :
God never wanted humans to stay into caves, deprived of all kind of intelligent development. On the contrary: He gave mankind the wisdom to discover, to investigate all things that can be studied and manipulated. Exemplars are the discovery of the wheel, medicine, agriculture etc. The gift to reach for the stars!
Unfortunately, mankind often takes no responsibility in the proper use of technology. The arm race, suppression by any means, pollution etc. Technology in itself is not wrong, it’s the way its been applied by mankind. We have large responsibilities.
However, technology is not only meant as a way to increasing productivity, efficiency, welfare or civilization.
It’s a celebration of the awesome greatness of the creation and a praise to its Creator. It wasn’t meant to make us independent, it was meant to remind us of its origin, God. Divine gifts for the joy of the world and reminder of the royal position granted to mankind, as caretaker over Earth and all natural things of this universe.
Bottom line: its not wrong to look for technological advancement – it’s a divine command to develop ourselves. However, it will have its value for limited time – for this universe and this era. Therefore, technology must not be regarded as our salvation, for something’s out there, our Redeemer.
But until the new era, we have the obligation to develop technology for the good of all, and as a way of expression of mankind’s great achievements, possible by the gifts of God. But also with caution and humbleness, for our record of abuse of technology is grave and history shows continuation of abuse is more then likely.
Reaching for the stars
When Copernicus watched to the stars, he viewed the beauty of the galaxy, the vastness of space and creation. Our star is just a dot in the universe, our planet a sand grain of the beach.Exploration of space is the ultimate challenge, and we can already assume mankind is gifted to walk among the stars.
There’s no reason to assume we have reached the boundary of our potential – we are gifted for growing in wisdom and capabilities, despite all loss of efficiency by our corrupted souls and ethics.How long will this era exists? Christians and others are speculating but it can range from one year to a millennia.
Well, we have to continue in the time left, and what can we discover and develop in the coming centuries? It’s not excluded we will warp from one star to another, unveiling new treasures of the creation.Space technology already contributed to the good of mankind: satellites to watch the weather, environment and resources, communication and much more.