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Looked up… smiled and waved
at the Satellite's Flyby
To celebrate the flyby of Earth by the OSIRIS-REx satellite, some of the world-wide followers of the NASA space program posted their smiling faces and waving hands on social media (Twitter: #HelloOSIRISREx) on September 22nd of this year.
Sun City-Huntley residents, Ken and Mary Kozy, posted their picture of cheering the satellite onward from the front of their home.
Ken & Mary Kozy with guide dog Regina wave to the satellite carrying his eBook.
(Photo credit: Ken Kozy, Illinois)
Last year, they were at Florida’s Kennedy Space Center to witness this satellite’s spectacular lift-off. They celebrated with a picnic dinner and a view just 3 miles from the launch site!
After orbiting the Sun and travelling over 500 million miles , the unmanned spacecraft is now taking pictures of our Earth and Moon as part of a test and calibration of its cameras and instruments. What a successful trip so far! It already checked on the mysterious Trojan Asteroid which follows our planet but is always hidden from us by the glare of the Sun. No worries. It’s now confirmed that there’s no danger of collision with us.
OSIRIS-REx, has a bigger mission to complete. The purpose of this
year’s fly-by is to get an Earth Gravity Assist (EGA) to allow it to
change course by 6 degrees and catch up with an asteroid called
Bennu. That asteroid might crash into us in approximately 100 years.
Next year, OSIRIS-REx is programmed to carefully study the physics
of the asteroid. It will scoop up some of the unique surface that is
billions of years-old and bring it back to Earth in 2023 for analysis.
Once it releases its precious cargo into the Earth's atmosphere
and back to NASA, this spacecraft will place itself
into a permanent orbit around the Sun to last millions of
years. Eventually, someone, or some being, will notice it and out of
curiosity capture it to look inside.
What will they find millions of years from now?
They will find in this time capsule’s memory, evidence that we
humans existed on Earth in our calendar year 2016 A.D. As a result
of our space agency’s world-wide invitation, over 7,000 original digital
artworks including photos, music, messages and literature were
submitted to NASA and they were uploaded into the satellite’s
memory unit. After all, if those discoverers are smart enough
to capture this satellite travelling about 20,000 miles per hour,
they should be smart enough to read and translate its contents.
Inside a memory unit is an eBook submitted by Ken Kozy which was
translated by computers into 7 languages widely read on Earth today.
The title of the electronic book is: “A Baby Changes our World.” Ken
wrote the eBook using 7-Dimensional eCommunication Concepts
which are basic to all humans. The story, based upon the Christian
Bible, describes the birth, and summarizes the life and resurrection of
Jesus Christ. This could make for interesting reading millions of
years from now. Other people submitted their beliefs and art as well.
Ken and Mary were very happy to wave and smile at the exact NASA
-calculated moment (11:52 am CT on 9/22/17) when OSIRIS-REx
was closest to Earth (10,711 miles over the South Pole area) and
experienced its EGA. Dante Lauretta, NASA’s Principal Investigator
for this project, tweeted: “Congratulations @OSIRISREx team on a
successful Earth Gravity Assist - trajectory is absolutely perfect - right
up the middle!”
Ken Kozy tweeted: “@OSIRISREx Godspeed Peace Love.”
To read or download the free eBook and view the videos of the
launch and the mission details, CLICK > www.KenKozy.com.
To download a printer-friendly PDF file of this informational page,
CLICK > "Looked up… smiled and waved at the Satellite's Flyby"
(** Above Graphics, Credits: NASA, public domain)
Click Links for exciting Internet Resources
Choose from 3 YouTube videos of Launch of OSIRIS-REx
OSIRIS-REx Press Kit, Fact Sheet, Galleries: animation, videos, photos
NASA animation of complete Asteroid Sample Return Mission Spacecraft
Read the English eBook Artwork for the OSIRIS-REx Spacecraft
submitted to NASA by Ken Kozy and
his Introduction including a brief description
of 7-Dimensional eCommunication Concepts
which is on board the spacecraft
Hear the latest about this spacecraft from NASA
Music: stars and awesome wonders, with Carrie Underwood
Click > The Launch & the Experience
Status and where OSIRIS-REx is located
Quick summary of this spacecraft’s program
Quick Summary of why the asteroid Bennu was chosen
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