Today’s Illustration: Lunar Olympics

  infinity  Eye Has Not Seen!

On This Day:

July 20, 1969 — Man Lands On The Moon

July 21, 1969 — Man Sets Foot On The Moon

Apollo 11 was the first manned mission to the moon.  Neil Armstrong and Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin commanded the “Eagle” lander and set foot on the moon’s surface, while one other astronaut, Michael Collins, remained in the circling command module.

Neil Armstrong was the commander and was the first man to set foot on the moon’s surface, followed by Buzz Aldrin.  Armstrong set foot on the surface of the moon six hours after successfully landing the “Eagle Lander” — July 21, 2:56 UTC

 

 

The Facts & History:

The moon is planet Earth’s only satellite.

Only one side of the moon can be seen from planet earth.

The moon is approx imately 239,000 miles from the earth.

It was during the early years of President John Kennedy that the goal of landing a man on the moon before the end of the 1960’s was announced.

Launched from the Kennedy Space Center on July 16, 1969.

The Command Module was powered by a Saturn V Rocket.

The Command Module was named the Columbia.

Apollo 11 traveled at approximately 24,791 mph.

At liftoff Apollo 11 was traveling 1.5 feet per second

Apollo 11 had to reach 7 miles per second to be able to escape the gravitational pull of Earth (“escape velocity”) — Mach 32.4 or 32.4 times the speed of sound.

“The Eagle Has Landed” was the nickname for the lunar module.

Armstrong’s famous quotation:  “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.”

Armstrong and Aldrin spent approximately two hours walking on the surface of the moon.

They walked approximately 3,300 feet — far less than a mile.

They brought back approximately 48 pounds of moon materials.

They spent approximately 21 1/2 hours on the moon before returning to the Columbia.

The “Eagle” was left behind in outer space.

The Columbia splashed down in the Pacific Ocean at 12:50 p.m. EDT on July 24, 1969

The U.S.S. Hornet recovered the Columbia and the three astronauts.

There were six American manned missions to the moon.

The last manned moon mission took place in 1972.

Neil Armstrong died on Aug. 25, 2012, at the age of 82

Buzz Aldrin is still alive (age 88) living in Montclair, NJ.

Michale Collins is still alive (age 87) and lives in Marco Island, Florida

Life On The Moon:

If the World Olympics were held on the moon in an air tight dome, all of the great world’s records would be easily broken.  

The moon has a gravity of one-sixth that of the earth.  

An athlete would weigh one-sixth of his earthly weight.

 Theoretically, one could multiply the world’s records by six to get an estimate of how different competing on the moon would be from on earth.  An athlete’s endurance would be greater since the change in gravity would make it easier to run or hop.  A pole-vaulter would not only be able to jump higher, but he or she would also appear to be falling in slow motion because there is one-sixth less gravitational pull downward being exerted on him as he falls.

When it comes to Olympic events that involve the use of an object, the object would weigh one-sixth of its natural weight.  

The shot-put or the javelin would soar through the air for far longer distances since gravity would not be pulling it down to the moon’s surface as quickly as on this planet.

There would be one draw back which relates to foot traction.  Because there is less gravitational pull, a loss of traction would hinder such events involving running (i.e. — hop, skip, and jump), or racing (i.e. — bicycle races).  The athlete and/or vehicle, not having as much downward pull, would at times appear to be glancing off the competitive surface.  

Without question, “Lunar Olympics” would produce far different results, would require the development of a number of unique abilities, and in many ways would look comical. Lunar Olympic games would truly be out of this world!

In light of what we know and have experienced concerning the moon’s gravity, totally different laws operate there than here on earth.  

Therefore, it ought to be no surprise that the God of all laws, the physical laws that operate in this world, and the many different laws that operate across the universe, can do anything!  

 

Key Illustrative Thoughts:

The infinity of God
Less than a mile stroll on the moon was a human milestone.
Setting goals
Spiritual laws are also operating.
We were created in the image of God.
Nothing is impossible with God.
He holds all the worlds in His hands.
That is a far as we have ever gone in the space.
This is just the edge of His garment.
Eye has not seen, ear has not heard, neither has entered in the heart of man. . .
Vastness!

 

 



Other Information & Links:

Mars is 141.63 million miles from Earth.
Spacecraft which have reached and landed on Mars have taken between 304 and 333 days.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apollo_11
https://www.history.com/topics/apollo-11
https://www.space.com/55-earths-moon-formation-composition-and-orbit.html
https://www.space.com/24701-how-long-does-it-take-to-get-to-mars.html

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