Friday, May 5, 2023

National Space Day 2023

Ifscapes travels into the multiverse (explored in The Bible and the Holographic Universe from a non-fiction perspective), but as the series shows, there's a lot to be said about travel into the universe!  If you haven't heard, May 5, 2023 is National Space Day.

Some fast facts about space:

- "outer space" popularly begins at the the Kármán line, about 62 miles above the surface of Earth.

- space is a deep vacuum, but not a perfect one.

 - if two pieces of one type of metal touch each other in space, the two pieces stick together in a process called cold welding.

- the first spacewalks occurred in 1965.

- it takes Jupiter almost 12 years to orbit the sun.

- 25 of Uranus's 27 moons are named after characters from William Shakespeare's works.

- Voyager I was launched in 1977 and crossed into interstellar space in 2012.

- Alpha Centauri is the star system nearest to us.

- the first cat to fly in space was the French feline Félicette (1963).

- Lucian of Samosata (second century A.D.) wrote about a space battle in his True History.