NASA/Space X Launch Day In America #LaunchAmerica #NASA #SpaceX

Today is a historic day as a crewed spaceflight hopefully will take place from American soil. NASA along with Space X are partnering to launch The Dragon spacecraft to the International Space Station on a Falcon 9 rocket.

Col. Doug Hurley and Col. Bob Behnken aboard the Dragon spacecraft

My dad was a huge space nerd. He loved stuff like this. I am watching this in memory of him and to share this special event with him in spirit. Let’s hope that the weather cooperates and these Astronauts will be with the crew of the Space Station today.

Science And Faith, A Post From Three Years Ago

I believe science and faith can live together. Many people of faith have practiced science and medicine as a devotion to their creator fulfilling a calling to make the world a better place. Just because you are of science does not mean you are against religion and vice versa. Being good stewards of creation and managing its resources requires a good scientific mind that uses the gifts that God gave.

I posted this three years ago today and its still very much true.

Quote Of The Day

Let both sides seek to invoke the wonders of science instead of its terrors. Together let us explore the stars, conquer the deserts, eradicate disease, tap the ocean depths, and encourage the arts and commerce.

John F. Kennedy

Thought Of The Day

Religion and knowledge can work together to bring meaning to our lives. There shouldn’t be an adversarial relationship here. The more you know about your faith and the mechanics of the world can only make you a better person. It’s important to know that ones higher power has a lot to do with the chaos of creation.

This is inspired by the eulogy of a funeral I went to today.

Quote Of The Day

Our sun is one of 100 billion stars in our galaxy. Our galaxy is one of billions of galaxies populating the universe. It would be the height of presumption to think that we are the only living beings in that enormous immensity…Wernher von Braun

Quote Of The Day

For me, the idea of a creation is not conceivable without invoking the necessity of design. One cannot be exposed to the law and order of the universe without concluding that there must be design and purpose behind it all…Wernher von Braun

The Theory Of Everything

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It’s important that we know that there is a universe bigger than ourselves. There is a theory of everything that explains some of those mysteries. Whether it be religion or science making the world a better place is what we should all be hoping and dreaming about.

This movie is about Jane and Stephen Hawking and how they came together and his early work as a theoretical physicist. It also chronicles the early days of his diagnosis of ALS or Lou Gherig’s Disease. Its a great romance against the odds. Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones shine in this movie.