The Spaceships of Ezekiel
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The Spacecraft - Part I


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Chapter 4

Bible Text and Spacecraft Technology (Part A)

(Part I)
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    Finally, the commander sets the spaceship down on a suitable site. The flight to earth has ended.  [p.48] 

    If, for any reason, the location of the spacecraft must be changed, this can be done with the help of the wheels. For this purpose, they are deployed from the lower portion of the helicopters and set on the ground. By means of a suitable structural layout the landing legs can be raised easily from the ground, which makes a rolling motion possible. With the aid of the wheels the spacecraft can be moved slowly on the ground. The wheels also allow the commander to bring the spaceship much more precisely to a given spot than could ever be done by the helicopters or the control rockets.

    The reactor is shut down upon completion of these maneuvers. Its temperature falls so slowly however that the radiator must remain in operation for some time. We have seen in the technical description that this condition constitutes one of the two reasons for folding the rotor blades.     

Terrestrial flights

    The helicopters are used for flights from one point on the surface of the earth to another. After the reactor reaches its full power, the rotor blades are deployed from their folded to their working position for the start and the rotor will be brought to its full speed of rotation.

    During takeoff the total power requirement of the four helicopters is about 70,000 horsepower. The noise produced by the rotors and the power plant is correspondingly high. Since, as has already been explained, there is no limitation to the flight duration, distances of any length can be covered.    

The return flight

    The start for the return flight into orbit and to the mothership can occur either directly with the aid of the rocket engine or it can begin with the helicopters. In our investigation of the spaceship's mission we shall discuss the considerations that determine the choice of the liftoff method.

    If the rocket engine is used, the ascent is continuous. The helicopters remain inactive, their wings folded. Control rockets will be used for the final course corrections and for the docking to the mothership. For this kind of return flight the helicopters are not needed.

    This fact allows an interesting conclusion: In emergency they can be left behind! Emergencies can arise from gear damage or from damage to one or several rotor blades. A loss of liquid hydrogen through damaged insulation or a breakdown of the reliquefaction unit also will cause acute emergency conditions. The separation and jettisoning of the helicopters from their points of attachment can be provided for by suitable structural arrangements. Should the helicopters be left behind, a considerable decrease in the total weight would ensue which would be most welcome in case of emergency. The loss of control rockets is doubtless unpleasant, but it can be partly offset by proper control of the engine thrust and partly also by rescue operations undertaken from the mothership.

    A start by helicopters begins in the manner familiar to us today. The transition from this mode of ascent to the rocket flight takes place—as during the descent—at an adequate distance from the ground, that is, at an altitude of 3000 feet or more. This transition from one mode of ascent to another is somewhat critical because it takes a few seconds before the rocket engine develops its full thrust; this means that for a short moment the reactor has to supply power to both systems. Within this interval of time the lifting capacity of the helicopters can be brought down to zero, however, so that at least a hovering condition can be maintained through precise coordination. To avoid unnecessary drag and blade loads, the rotor blades are folded immediately afterward.

    The rest of the flight is performed as a regular rocket flight.


    The main features of the spaceship reveal to us a vehicle of a surprisingly sophisticated design. We recognize the aerodynamic and weight advantages inherent in the striking shape of the main body; we see how well suited it is for the addition of helicopters. The helicopters themselves are distinguished by such features as folding wings, ability to change their position, and astute layout of the control rockets. The dual use of the reactor is impressive. So is the advantageous layout of plug nozzle and radiator, and so are finally the various possibilities for landing and takeoff as well as the significant capability of undertaking unlimited terrestrial flights.

    All these properties fit together without any contradiction or unsolved questions: they are unmistakable indications of very able and sophisticated planning and design.  [p.50] 


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