So in the simplest terms, Days, how long do we have and what will we go through to get there and what will happen when we get there? One long (run-on) question.I Look at the so-called News and I try to imagine what is possible and what is likely, I never swallow anything at face value because I know the stories are made up. The guys that invented the "News" (Huntley - Brinkley Report) told us that was what they were doing, they make up a story for you, they tell stories, that's their reports, reporting is story telling where the reporter has to look at events and tell a story of what happened. They have to make up that story. That's why they have writers and actors, that's what the business does.
So, let me amend this word "fake" and replace it with the idea "made up" ... because that's what it really is. Something did happen but afterward, we get the story, however accurate or totally made up that story is.
So, it is left up to you to investigate those stories.
There is a space station in Low Earth orbit. The Soviets built it. The Soviets have always been ahead in the space program. We never caught up with them or passed them, we asked if they would allow us to join them. Seems reasonable that people could be ferried to the space station and back for short visits, but 30 years after the Challenger disaster I find a flat-earther who ran down the astronauts that supposedly died on that flight and he locates them in real life, still alive and well. That's a head scratcher. And those space shuttles did not return to earth, anyone who thinks that monster was capable of gliding is completely unglued. They have identical shuttles that have jet engines for earth flight, if you ever listened to a shuttle landing you can hear the jet engines; what lands is not a rocket, it is an airplane.
I tried to explain radiation, broadcast signal versus line-of-sight relay signals (I should have gone into repeaters), gravity, fuel consumption, re-entry, and signal tracking (maintaining a connection) from long distances. I should have talked more about how fast the planets are moving relative to the sun and what angles they are spinning relative to each other, how fast they are spinning relative to each other, how fast their orbits are relative to each other, the farther out you go, the slower the planetary year... I think Venus makes 5 orbits in 2 earth years. If you are going to track a probe orbiting another planet, there is a myriad of motions that you have to account for while you chase the probe's orbit and all of that motion has to be performed by the entire Dish in real time. How big a Dish do you think it would take to retrieve a signal from Saturn? I would guess 3/4 mile diameter, at least. That dish has to be pointed directly at the probe, a low power broadcast signal fades to nothing within a mile, and that never changes, electromagnetic waves are still electromagnetic waves.
You were told outrageous lies, okay, outrageous stories, that prayed upon your ignorance. Not just for the Apollo missions, but for almost all News you read and see, every day of your lives. ISIS are mercenaries we pay to fight against Syria. But we pretend we are over there fighting ISIS, that's our excuse to be over there, and why are we over there? To support, train, and employ mercenaries against Syria, same as we did against Libya. So you get told the News, but the story is molded to the script the government wants you to believe.
Believing those stories whole cloth ... is stupid. Okay, call that "gullible". Napoleaon told us history is made up by the victors. It can be worse than that. There are hieroglyphs in Egypt where they tell of their victory over the Hittites. But there is also the peace treaty their army signed at the battle when the Egyptian army lost the battle and wanted to go home alive. So they came home and said they won, but they didn't bring back any spoils and the Hittite kingdom wasn't invaded by the Egyptians, so you figure the Hittite record is the truth.
When I read my bible, I discern between the histories and the myths and the poetry. King David played a harp like instrument, he wrote psalms, so what is that? lyrics? they are amazing lyrics, full of prophecy and his personal relationship with God. I don't play the harp or I would coneect better with what he was saying. But whenever I read something, I try to relate to the author. My son is better at this, he can tell you exactly what a Roman general was thinking 2000 years ago. I try to pass on what he teaches me, but you guys are more interested in politics. 9 more years of this tribulation, then we can wrap up the church age and enter the light at the end of this long tunnel of history.
Dayspring, Daysman, Daystar, DaysLight, RisenStar, Parousia ... and now, just Days. The nickname you gave me.