The Spaceships of Ezekiel
Are there Flying Saucers in the Bible?


The Spacecraft - Part A


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Chapter 4

The Spacecraft (Part B)

(Part A)
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    If we want proof of (a) the fact of Ezekiel's encounter with spacecraft and (b) the accuracy of the observations made on these occasions, it is necessary to familiarize ourselves sufficiently with the spacecraft as such. To this end it will be described in all its components in this section of our book. This description is entirely based on the results of the analyses which I have compiled for technically interested readers and for engineers in the Appendix of this book, together with basic information, assumptions, and conclusions.  [p.22] 

    For the sake of a clearer presentation, the structure and the function of the spacecraft will be discussed separately.

The structure

    The spacecraft consists of three major systems:

    The central main body.

    The four helicopters that support the main body.

    The capsule for the crew, which is located on the upper side of the main body.

    Figs. 1, 2, and 4 show the general appearance of the spacecraft.

The main body

    The shape resembles more a child's toy—the humming top—than a futuristic flying machine. However, as we will see, the choice of this shape is very ingenious and indicates judicious planning.

    The primary reason for the shape is aerodynamic requirements. The flight from space through the air and to the earth begins with a velocity of some 21,300 miles (34,300 km) per hour. For the landing on the surface of the earth this enormous speed must be reduced to zero. By far the greatest part of this braking can be achieved by aerodynamic means if the body has a high aerodynamic drag. The quasi-conical lower portion of the spacecraft is superbly suited to this objective. During descent the tip of the lower part of the spacecraft will therefore be oriented in the direction of the flight. Apart from small angles of attack, the spacecraft flies downward along its main vertical axis (Fig. 4).

Figure 4 - Engineering depiction of the spacecraft

Figure 4 Engineering depiction of the spacecraft

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Reverse conditions apply to the ascent: It occurs along the main vertical axis upward, and the upper side of the main body is exposed to the oncoming flow. While landing requires a high aerodynamic drag, the requirement for ascent is to keep it as low as possible. The aerodynamic drag of the upper side is mainly determined by the rounded profile of its outer regions; closer to the center its configuration is of lesser importance. For the concave profile of the underside, a round outer edge is also better than a sharp one. Thus, the requirements of both profiles are the same in their outer regions, allowing a smooth transition between two radically different aerodynamic bodies.  [p.24] 


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