Last Friday NASA successfully launched a rocket into space some 36,000 miles and then deployed an unmanned capsule back to earth and retrieved it. Quite a accomplishment indeed. We are not known for the “stability of our rockets” and have been using Soviet equipment for several years. Last Friday was the first time this has been (successfully) accomplished in some four decades.
Now once again the hot topic is Mars, we as a nation have set our sights on the Red Planet.
For as long as I can remember, we have been shooting these rockets off, using acre’s and acre’s of radio transmission antenna’s in New Mexico, beaming contact information to the deep reaches of space.
We have even sent satellites to distant planets playing the Rollin Stones and enclosed all kinds of information in a effort to reach other universe societies and their inhabitants.
This could be a very dangerous thing for mankind (as we know it).
First, any signal that we send out, could in fact attract an alien civilization that is far superior to our own. It could invite colonization of our planet and worse, extinction and utter destruction of our species.
Bad news for people who are geared to the bible too. It would wreak havoc with that. In layman’s terms, it would upset man’s central core belief in creation, whether these aliens are creature like (similar to man) or primitive life forms. Just finding a fossil or a DNA strand from these people/creatures would be mind boggling to say the least.
For a number of years, I worked graveyard shifts on the Railroad.
On some nights we saw things in the night sky, that were unexplainable (UFO’s call ’em what you want) which were quite mysterious in nature. It is my genuine concern that if one of them does decide to “stop by and visit.”
I am really hoping they are friendly.