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In 1960, President Eisenhower transferred his rocket development center at Redstone Arsenal from the Army to the newly established National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). Its primary objective was to develop giant Saturn rockets. Accordingly, von Braun became director of NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center and the chief architect of the Saturn V launch vehicle, the superbooster that would propel Americans to the Moon. At Marshall, the group continued work on the Redstone-Mercury, the rocket that sent the first American astronaut, Alan Shepard, on a suborbital flight on May 5, 1961. Shortly after Shepard’s successful flight, President John F. Kennedy challenged America to send a man to the Moon by the end of the decade. With the July 20, 1969 moon landing, the Apollo 11 mission fulfilled both Kennedy’s mission and Dr. Von Braun’s lifelong dream.
Psalm 19: To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David.
The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork.
In biblical cosmology, the firmament is the structure above the atmosphere of Earth, conceived as a vast solid dome.
Soooooo.... wtf? What's up with Werhner Von Braun leaving this bible passage on his tombstone? I know I know, coincidence
originally posted by: toysforadults
originally posted by: oldcarpy
a reply to: toysforadults
Perhaps to wind up idiots who interpret "firmament" literally as a dome?
Yeah sure whatever
Have another definition? Brains behind NASA mentions firmament... everyone else is an idiot bahahaha sure
Bury your head back in the sand or provide the etymology of the word with its various meanings I'll waitedit on 18-2-2019 by toysforadults because: (no reason given)