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What Is The Point Of NASA

What is the point of NASA and should we be spending millions of dollars to explore space?

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They are looking for the foundations of the earth. God says if they can find the foundations of the earth he will abandon the Jewish people. And of course this is what Satan wants and in this endeavor he has murdered many Jews down through the centuries. I know this is in Scripture who have been and able to find it at this time.
---mima on 6/12/07


I live very near NASA on the space coast. The point is science, knowledge we are made in the image of God so he was always creating, doing things and we take after him in that regards. I am sure there are other reasons besides weather, planets, etc. that the goverment can not tell us. But if U get a chance to come here and see, it is amazing the earth even rumbles and people get all excited and when it returns you hear the sonic boom it truly is amazing and the men/women that fly in space are truly brave.
---Jeanne on 11/14/06


Nasa does more than explore space, they run controled experiments in a weightless enviroment. they are necissarry
---Jared on 11/14/06


Do you think it is waste?

Let NASA have its millions.
We will all reap the benefits.
This is the age of Progress.
This is the Age of Invention.
This is the Age of Discovery.
This is the Age of Exploration.
Get on the spaceship: Lift Off~

~rachel~
---Reiter on 11/14/06


Rachel: The next effort was to go to Mars...much further than the moon. As I remember, they landed an unmanned module there that took pictures. Through earth-based telescopes some striations were seen that looked almost man-made,like canals. But up close.. no water, no "canals", no signs of life.

The Space Program has increased knowledge, produced a lot of useful "gadgets", but IMHO the money would be better spent elsewhere.
---Donna2277 on 8/10/06




I believe NASA is important,but they waste millions and are very weak on far and extreme use of deep space equations that will validate some of the millions, plus billions that is also
spent un-wisely.
---jerry_a.myers on 8/9/06


Donna, I appreciate your knowledge. I believe God's Word is now and forever true. I am curious by nature. Why doesn't anyone else go up there? Are the discoveries just not worth the money in our current economy?
---Rachel on 8/9/06


Rachel--
Another proof that the moon flight was not a hoax is this statement from a NASA scientist..."having worked as a scientist for NASA for 40 years (but nowhere close to project Apollo or manned space flight), I also know a thing or two about the competency of the agency, and can confidently say that a hoax like that is way beyond its capability. ;>)
---Donna2277 on 8/8/06


We had space re-entries many times many times before the going to the moon.

The main factor in reentry is the need to dissipate a large amount of heat without burning up in the process.(This requires some knowledge of physics) It is done mostly by forming a shock wave in the rarefied high atmosphere, which heats the air passing through it, extracting energy (heat) from the motion. Hot air still hits the capsule but the descent angle is shallow and a heat shield is sufficient.
---Donna2277 on 8/8/06


I webbed myself out, but honestly, I'm still not sure we went there. The reentry heat in that thin capsule puzzles me. I've been to the Smithsonian and looked it over, including the suits. Not sure we had the technology to come back without burning up. Only God knows.
---Rachel on 8/7/06




Rev.Herb: There are many kinds of radiation, can you tell me which ones "will kill anything"? The TV films did not show wind blowing (have you seen them?) There is no atmosphere on the moon. Thus the flag was made of rigid material. A limp motionless flag would not have been picked up by cameras.

If something doesn't make sense to you, it COULDN'T be that YOU lack knowledge!,The answers are there,in multiple places. You could check them, but calling something a hoax is easier.
---Donna2277 on 8/7/06


Rev Herb - why haven't we ever went back to the Moon? Why doesn't anyone elso go back to the Moon? Was it filmed at Craters of the Moon in Idaho? We send robots now to Mars, etc. is that because it never really happened?
---Rachel on 8/6/06


Here is a theroy for you. The moon landing was shot in Hollywood. They never made it to the moon. To have gone to the moon, they would have to pass throug radiation that would kill anything living. Studies of the pictures of the moon landing showed wind blowing, since there is no air on the moon, how did that happen? The government just wants you to believe they made it to the moon.
---Rev_Herb on 8/6/06


No need for film changes.There were several TV cameras inside the space module and one outside that swung down when the hatch was open. So they were taken from different angles. One astronaut walked to the edge of a small crater nearby and took still pictures with a camera especially modified for his use wearing a space suit.His photos would be from a different angle than the others. There's lots of accurate information available from many credible sites .
---Donna2277 on 8/5/06


Rachel--I'm no expert, but I remember the very first space flights.The didn't have heat resistant tiles, but still the astronauts re-entered the atmosphere in a capsule with a wide metallic heat shield at the base. They sat far above the heat shield. They always landed in the ocean, to be picked up by a ship.
The flag on the moon flight was rigid. Everybody KNEW there was no atmosphere there but they had planned to take pictures and a limp unmoving flag wouldn't even show.
---Donna2277 on 8/5/06


More ?'s. Article said no atmosphere in space to blow a flag out sideways. 100's of photos taken, who was changing out film & taking photos, not enough time for someone to fumble out there w/huge gloves on. No ultra sensitive heat shield tiles/technology then. Shadows in photos change directions - it does raise alot of questions. Give me your expert opinion.
---Rachel on 8/5/06


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I just have to ask you, some say we never had the capability to make it to the moon in that paper thin capsule & reenter the atmosphere at that rate of speed. Was it shot on a movie set (as some say)for us to appear #1 in the world at that point in time? And why have we never went back again?
---Rachel on 8/5/06


Alan, I tought it was implied from my post, we we're talking about intelligent, i.e., sentient beings already capable of asking 'where do I come from?'; not just 'life of any kind' (which wouldn't shake my faith if found; even though I highly doubt it exists elsewhere, as you also said). This is why I pointed out Scripture that would relate to any assumed beings who would either ALREADY KNOW all about God, or be asking about Him.
---danie9374 on 7/22/06


**If they're sinners, how does the WORD, who became (human) flesh to die once for all and remain in heaven (Hebrews) after taking away 'the sin of the world' (John 1:29), have any effect for some other world's inhabitants?**

The only thing we can say for sure is that we have been told ONLY that part of God's plan which relates to this planet.
---Jack on 7/17/06


Daniel ... there's an awful lot that God has not revealed to us. He would not tell us about creating life on other worlds unless it was relevant to us.
If there is such life (and I doubt it) it may not have reached the point of God awareness ... so there would be no sin. But that of course supposes some sort of development towards full person-hood, raising the spectre of the dreaded Evolution!!
---alan8869_of_UK on 7/15/06


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\2\ totally sinless, you might just as well consider them a class of angels. Knowing how God interacts with us, about faith, sin, salvation, love, the interest angels have in understanding such things, the incarnation, death and resurrection of Christ, which we're told was a huge part of God's plan before Creation, etc.++, really makes some other world pointless. God is portrayed in Scripture as telling us about His whole Creation; including angels, why would He leave other beings out of His revelation?
---danie9374 on 7/15/06


\1\ Jack: On your comment about the possibility of life elsewhere, it's a fairly moot point to anyone who considers the whole of Scripture. Assume for a moment some NON-angelic beings do exist elsewhere. If they're sinners, how does the WORD, who became (human) flesh to die once for all and remain in heaven (Hebrews) after taking away 'the sin of the world' (John 1:29), have any effect for some other world's inhabitants? It can't; they could never be saved! And if they were made to remain... [cont.]
---danie9374 on 7/15/06


Jack: You're right, I should have checked on SETI before my posting. However, many involved in SETI are still getting fed. grants, etc. under other names, like 'Astrobiology'; and boy did they yell earlier this year when NASA tried cutting their funding! Microsoft's Paul Allen dumps millions into SETI anyway, so that's why they don't complain too much. Google 'Coppedge' and 'SETI' for some info from a Christian acqaintance of mine. What I'd really like to hear is that the USGOV stopped funding abortions!
---danie9374 on 7/15/06


danie8374: SETI was cut out of the federal budget a long time ago. Didn't you know this?

It's now privately funded.

Belief in the possibility of intelligent, moral life on other planets is not incompatible with Christianity.
---Jack on 7/11/06


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Hey, I've got a program ALL Christians could get together on cutting out of the budget: SETI !!! For those who don't know, that's the "Search for ExtraTerrestial Intelligence" project, and is mainly through land-based radio-telescopes scanning the heavens for alien signals. Talk about a real waste! But just try getting the atheists to give up on their holy belief of proving evolution through aliens... it'd be almost as difficult as stopping abortions!
---danie9374 on 7/11/06


I think the space program has been useful, but NOW would be a good time to suspend it. There is no forseeable way our national debt will EVER be paid, Medicare is quickly going broke and Social Security is not far behind. The billions of dollars it costs could be used much more productively elsewhere. The space program is one of a very few things we could manage without.
---Donna2277 on 7/10/06


Oops. I meant Thanks to Mrs. Mima (sorry.)
---Bruce5656 on 7/10/06


The more they know about this planet and others, then the more we know (sometimes on somethings). How do you suppose we got all the information about the planets in books? Many has trained for the experience to go into space and explore, to learn. To understand how things work in outerspace. To me what we know and they devices they use now is amazing.
---Rebecca_D on 7/10/06


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Mima: I'd almost completely forgotten what I wrote to you in March, but it's still true: The point of Jer.31:37 is that NO ONE other than God (satan included) can do so! Even if the Universe weren't infinitely wide, the word 'measure' essentially means 'survey,' here; not limited to simply figuring out its width! Jeremiah was stating in a graphic way that the LORD will never forget Israel; only HE knows everything about the whole Universe, and always will forever!
---danie9374 on 7/10/06


Mima and others (3): As to whether or not the American taxpayer should be footing so much of the bill to do so, that's another matter entirely! We've had this discussion..., as a matter of fact, I had to say the same things here before (search engines are wonderful!): Space Exploration Satanic.
---danie9374 on 7/10/06


Mima (2): However, it is true that satan has thought he had a few chances to wipe out Israel (or Jesus!) such as the Holocaust by the Nazis or much earlier by leading Israel and then Judah into idolatry! But no, men's exploration of space has nothing to do with it.
---danie9374 on 7/10/06


Mima: That's almost a classic case of ripping a verse out of context. Jeremiah 31:37 is in the middle of many descriptions of just how impossible it is for the LORD to cease loving the Jews as His people. The 'exagerated comments' in verses 35-36 (God fixed the order of the moon and stars, etc.; only if that order departs, will He cease caring about "the offspring of Israel"), show He never will. Don't think satan misunderstands Scripture that poorly!
---danie9374 on 7/10/06


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There has been a great trickle-down effect in the exploration of space.

Things originally invented for space exploration--from Tang to telemetry--have become part and parcel of modern life on terra firma.

This in addition to knowing more about the universe God created.
---Jack on 7/10/06


I couldn't find the exact piece I read.I realize that we have gotton a lot from space exploration, but at what cost? .

"It is important for the human race to spread out into space for the survival of the species. Life on Earth is at the ever-increasing risk of being wiped out by a disaster, such as sudden global warming, nuclear war, a genetically engineered virus or other dangers we have not yet thought of."
-from Hawking Says Humans Must Go Into Space, Breitbart.com, 13 June 2006.
---NV_Barbara on 7/10/06


Thanks to Mr. Mima
---Bruce5656 on 7/10/06


Bruce-here is the Scripture Jeremiah 31:37.
"Thus saith the LORD; If heaven above can be measured, and the foundations of the earth searched out beneath, I will also cast off all the seed of Israel for all that they have done, saith the LORD." ---- I had to ask for my wife's help, which means you got me in trouble!!!
---mima on 7/10/06


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Actually, Barbara, Hawkins said in the next 100 years.

We have gotten so much from space exploration, from modern medicine to basic household items. I don't see it as a waste of money. I love to look at the night sky and KNOW there is a God who loves us.
---NurseRobert on 7/10/06


Mima,
I wouild like to see the scripture on that one. Thanks
---Bruce5656 on 7/10/06


I have a feeling our thoughts about this won't be popular Chris, but I feel the same. Our national debt is uncalcuable, homelessness in our country is a shame, so many needs right here. I feel we don't have the money to blow on exploring space.
Steven Hawking says we should because we will need to set up colonies and live on other planets in the next 10 years, I doubt that!
---NV_Barbara on 7/10/06


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