# Newton’s third law & the Progress MS-08

Today I want to take a moment to talk about the force generated by two opposing objects, which in turn, can and does result in what we call “movement”.

Formally stated, Newton’s third law is: For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. The statement means that in every interaction, there is a pair of forces acting on the two interacting objects. The size of the forces on the first object equals the size of the force on the second object.

Now, in such regard the thing to remember is this. The force that causes the ball to push back in both situations is resistance. So, the question then would be to ask what is causing the “resistance” to occur between the girl and the ball. The obvious answer here is the atmosphere. As the ball is leaving the girl’s hands, the ball is pressing against the particles of air that surround both it and the girl in the room. The more particles that exist in a given space, the denser that atmosphere is surrounding the two objects… thus, the stronger the resistance. If we removed the atmosphere, the ball would experience zero resistance. As a result the ball would not “push back”, generating friction on the girl’s feet.

Secondly, I want to raise the question of positioning. Consider this; you take away the atmospheric pressure, removing and push back the ball might exert. But also, lift the girl’s roller skates off of the floor as well. At that point you have two objects pushing against one another with zero force exerted between them while simultaneously removing the platform by which the first object might have traveled in an opposing direction. Therefore, what allows the girl to travel in regard to Newton’s third law is atmospheric pressure and a platform of travel.

Make sense? This is what brings me to the title of this blog post. Two days ago in February 15th, the Progress MS-08 docked with the international space station for it’ resupply of the station.

My question is this; what is Progress MS-08 pushing against? And, what is the Progress MS-08’s platform of travel?

You see, there is this thing called “the vacuum of space“.

A vacuum is space devoid of matter. The word stems from the Latin adjective vacuus for “vacant” or “void“. An approximation to such vacuum is a region with a gaseous pressure much less than atmospheric pressure or devoid of pressure entirely.

Now, what people like SpaceX and NASA will suggest is that rockets operate in the vacuum of space by propelling gases in one direction to create an opposite and equal force on the craft. There is no need for air (atmosphere) for those gases to push against thanks to Newton’s third law of motion. You can read that article here explaining how Newton’s third law apparently work’s in the vacuum of space.

I’m sorry, but how absurd can we honestly get? The thing that causes Newton’s third law to work is the atmospheric resistance. without said resistance, no external force would be experienced. It is honestly that simple.

Oh, wait… we are forgetting one thing; atmospheric resistance. There is, after all, an atmosphere inside the international space station. At least I would hope. Wouldn’t be able to breath otherwise, right?

I rest my case. Space is fake. But hey, don’t take my word for it. I clearly am… after all, just an ignorant Christian that still believes in silly things like creation, talking snakes, and an earth yielding plant-life that existed 3 days before the sun and moon were even on the scene.

Clearly, this pre-production and post-production footage of the ISS doesn’t speak for itself either.

Anyway, rant over.

# Live from space, cars are so cool… it’s real!

I honestly don’t see how anyone is buying this nonsense. Today while on my lunch break at work, the break room was in an uproar of excitement as we all watched a tacky CGI rendering of a rocket reaching out beyond the exosphere.

It literally was a cartoon.

And yet, as if what they were seeing was live footage, my co-workers were ecstatic to see in amazement as some silly billionaire spent trillions of dollars on nothing,rather than using that money for the betterment of those on the ground that could use the help.

But, that isn’t the part that irks me. The fact that what I was seeing was blatantly CGI being so easily garnished as fact by those around me in the break room was what rattled me.

With that, you can actually go watch the live feed of this car floating in space. If you look at this and tell yourself that it is real, then good for you. My only question is this… how long until we get a shot of it from the ISS? Bound to happen just about the time everyone on earth forgets the car all together. Just look at these images from the live feed.

I mean, really… a monkey with a space helmet is the logo for crying out loud.

Where are the satellites? Where is all that space junk? Where is the ISS? Whatever… And in closing, all I can say to all of this is as follows.

Matthew 24:24 – For false Christs and false prophets will arise and will show great signs and wonders, so as to mislead, if possible, even the elect.

2 Thessalonians 2:9 – that is, the one whose coming is in accord with the activity of Satan, with all power and signs and false wonders.

Revelation 13:13-14 – He performs great signs, so that he even makes fire come down out of heaven to the earth in the presence of men.

We really are in that period of time, people. We really are.

But, don’t listen to me. I’m ignorant.

So, how do I know this is a joke?

Well… you honestly expect me to believe that one entire side of the earth has zero land mass?

# Riddle me this; 10 Simple questions for any NASA fan

Here is the video from two days ago when three new astronauts apparently went up into the atmosphere and connected with the ISS. After you have watched it, I want to pose a few questions.

One: What in the world happens with the video feed at the 55 second mark? It seemed to skip.

Two: Why does the smoke trail at only 1:25 minutes in actually show the rocked coming back down?

Three: At 1:50 minutes, the announcer suggests that it is only an 8 minute climb into orbit. In order to obtain an orbit we are allegedly supposed to be in the thermosphere at least. That is basically to say that within 8 minutes you will have traveled a total of 250+ miles. You would literally have to be traveling at a speed of 1,500 miles an hour to make it a total of 250 miles in 10 minutes, let alone 8. Please tell me what human being can withstand that level of G-Force and live?

Four: At 2 minutes in, the rocket is literally coming back down. It is literally returning. It went up, arched, and is now facing the opposing direction. Please explain to me how that works?

Five: This dude at 2:51 minutes in literally just said that the rocket is traveling at more than 3,300 miles per hour. You know… because, you wouldn’t black out or anything. How outrageous do they honestly have to be? (my favorite part of this statement is the fact that the very next shot is from inside the rocket, showing a still conscious group of people). You know, because that’s real.

Six: At 3:45 minutes in they are traveling at more than 4,700 miles per hour. They are literally still inside the atmosphere, traveling at more than 1.3 miles per second and have the audacity to wave and smile at the camera? I am pretty sure I would be pinned to my seat.

Seven: With number six in mind, what type of camera mount are they using? With that type of G-Force and speed, wouldn’t the camera be rattling so hard it would be tough making out the occupants inside the rocket?

Eight: at 4 minutes in the crew knows that they are being talked about. You can tell, because they start pretending to be busy. Reading some notes… using a stick to press buttons on a control panel. First off, the rocket is remotely controlled… and second, if I can get motion sickness from reading while riding in a car going 70 miles an hour… please explain his lack of a migraine while reading at 4,000+ miles an hour? At this stage the rocket is still in the atmosphere. It would be rattling like madness (just going to read a paper, like a boss. No big deal).

Nine: The guy literally got done pressing buttons as soon as the scene was over. He knew that the scene was cutting. Right as they are cutting the scene they are done pretending to do things.

Ten: They literally cut the shot to a cartoon at just over 4 minutes in. A freaking cartoon, people. It… Is… FAKE!!!

With all 10 of these comments “now posed” regarding the most recent docking to the ISS carrying a human payload, by all means, please rationally and logically explain away each one.

I’m waiting…

# The Selective Affects of Zero Gravity

With the recent return of the Soyuz, I wanted to talk about fluid distribution and the affects of the body in extended periods of zero gravity… while at the same time presenting one little question I have at the end.

Exercise is an important part of the daily routine for astronauts aboard the station to prevent bone and muscle loss. On average, astronauts exercise two hours per day. Since there is no gravity pulling down on them they exert a lot less energy while performing daily tasks. This can result in muscle loss. According to Chis, the affects are so drastic that your bones will literally start to reabsorb back into your body. A large part of why they excersize is so that the muscle loss doesn’t affect them as greatly once they have returned home.

Now… even though the astroNots are keeping themselves strong and fit (in the words of good ol’ Chris), we are still presented with a major issue.

This form of workout still doesn’t help with the displacement of internal fluids within the body. I find this to be rather disconcerting when we stop and consider the fact that the human body is more than 65% water. You have fluid moving all over the place inside the body while in long durations of zero gravity.

NASA worded it like this: More than half of American astronauts experience vision changes and anatomical alterations to parts of their eyes during and after long-duration space flight. It is hypothesized that the headward fluid shift that occurs during space flight leads to increased pressure in the brain, which may push on the back of the eye, causing it to change shape.  The Fluid Shifts Before, During, and After Prolonged Space Flight and Their Association with Intracranial Pressure and Visual Impairment (Fluid Shifts) investigation measures how much fluid shifts from the lower body to the upper body, in or out of cells and blood vessels, and determines the impact these shifts have on fluid pressure in the head, changes in vision and eye structures.

You can look further into this and will find that fluid is shifting in all parts of the body (not just inside the head and brain). Fluids inside the legs can make their way upward and vise versa.

Now, having personally been affected by pneumothorax… this shifting of the fluids causes me to ask, what about the lungs?

But first, what is pneumothorax?

Well, it is the presence of air or gas in the cavity between the lungs and the chest wall, causing collapse of the lung (ie; a shifting of gasses or fluids in the body that could create pressure on the lungs resulting in collapse). Sounds a lot like the displacement affects of zero gravity to me.

Now, if we place the exact same gravitational laws of force on the body to the inside of the body as well, then wouldn’t it stand to reason that breathing on the ISS would require less work also?

With that, what excurses are they doing while in zero gravity to keep the lungs worked up and ready for that return trip? It seems to me that a long duration of zero gravity would prevent the lungs from working as hard as they need to in order to maintain the simple task of breathing while under the regular pressure of actual gravity. When we stop and consider the fact that Valeri Polyakov stayed in zero gravity for 437 days and 18 hours, I have to stop and ask myself… what method did he use to maintain healthy, strong lungs, the same way that you would your muscles with their cheesy workout equipment on the ISS?

What about G-Force of the body (otherwise known as gravitational force)? The return home seems like it would be pretty brutal.

On Earth, gravity gives weight to physical objects and causes the ocean tides. The force of Earth’s gravity is the result of the planets mass and density. This results in Earth having a gravitational strength of 9.8 m/s² close to the surface (also known as 1 g).

One G is the force of Earth’s gravity — it is this force that determines how much we weigh. At 5 Gs, a driver experiences a force equal to five times his weight.

With that in mind… let us go back to the definition of pneumothorax. It is essentially pressure forced against the cavity causing it to collapse. If you weigh zero pounds in zero gravity and spend a year in that environment, how in the world are you casually breathing air after having landed back on earth? Your lungs are officially experiencing the weight of your own body against them for the first time in a long time (not to mention the freaking drastic touchdown that you get when landing the Soyuz).

Having reflected on this for a moment, do you think I would be pausing for a photo-op like Peggy and her friends (celebrating 666 days in space as shown at the top of this post)? No, I would be struggling to breath and in need of a ventilator (assuming my lungs didn’t already collapse upon re-entry, touchdown, or the weight of my own body pressure).

But what do I know, right? I clearly am ignorant.

# The ISS and the Blue Screen of DEATH

So, today the Soyuz MS-05 Docked to the International Space Station, bringing along with it three new NASA crew members. Considering the fact that NASA changes crew members on the ISS all the time, this isn’t really all that spectacular. Unless of course, you stop and consider the actual severity of it all and how it tends to play out the same way every single time. If you want to, you can watch the entire video below. But, honestly I will just hit the highlights for you.

For starters, the ISS is roughly 250 miles above the surface of the earth in an area known as the thermosphere. In this area of the atmosphere, the temperatures can rise to nearly 3,500 degrees F. This is a rather peculiar predicament when we consider the high quantity of aluminum that exists on the outer portion of the ISS (the melting point of aluminum is only 1,200 degrees F).

Not only does the ISS exist in this hot region of space below the exosphere, but it is traveling at nearly 17,150 MPH. At this speed it only takes the ISS an hour and a half to do one full revolution around the earth. That is pretty freaking fast if you ask me. To put this into perspective, that is about 5 miles a second.

That right there has me asking one simple question about G force.

How in the world is someone able to withstand a constant pull of more than 9G while moving at that speed for that long? G force is based on the radius of motion accompanied by speed. And if the astronauts on the Soyuz are reaching a speed of 17,000 MPH with a radius of 6.371 million meters (radius of the earth) during acceleration, they are experiencing a constant pull of more than 9G the entire trip to the ISS. How in the world are they reaching that speed with only a 200 mile window between them and their destination? At 5 miles a second it would have passed up the ISS by 100 miles in less than 60 seconds. And, how are they not blacking out? Someone has to stay conscious if they intend to dock without crashing headlong into the ISS at more than 5 miles a second… right? And before you tell me that there is zero G, they are in the thermosphere… not the exosphere. The thermosphere is still an atmosphere rich area. So… please explain how they aren’t blacking out. And then, when they do dock at that obnoxious of a speed how is it that they are not bumping one another completely off course out of control? One little bump or unanticipated nudge would knock the ISS off of its current orbital path by more than 5 miles a second into a new direction. One little misstep nudge could have the ISS 10 miles away in less than two seconds. How is it logically possible for a docking to even occur when you consider these things as a reality?

With all of this type of stuff in mind I would like to take a moment to point out the NASA routine for docking onto the ISS. For starters, make sure that you get some super legit footage of the crew as they approach (clearly showing that they are traveling faster than you are in order to catch up to you while clearly not being at an altitude of 200 miles high).  Then… when they dock, make sure that you are not on the sun lit side of the earth according to protocol as usual (doing this helps make the illusion of a 17,150 MPH collision between two manned objects seem plausible). They are always on the dark side when the dock occurs leaving very little to be seen. Then, when the sun comes back around all of the work is magically done with everyone at ground control applauding the diligent efforts of everyone involved (every time).

And of course… what NASA docking onto the ISS wouldn’t be complete without the dreaded blue screen of death. That’s right, people… that major moment when the cabins have pressurized and we are opening the hatch to bring the two crews together the camera goes blue (every single time). And whala!!! Just like you know NASA does every time, the camera comes back on just in time for that money shot of all the crew members standing in a row with their headsets on ready to talk to the public with smiling faces (because, you know… that wasn’t just a life and death situation just now). Apparently all Astronauts have nerves of iron. Their blood pressure isn’t through the ruff right now or anything…

Let’s totally forget the fact that the crew members in the Soyuz were wearing totally different outfits when they took off. Let’s totally forget that they just also spent more than two hours reach speeds of 17,000+ MPH with a radial velocity of more than 9G’s for the entire ride (the average person blacks out at 5G). But hey, no big deal… no sweat. No pale faces. No need to check vitals after going that fast in that short of a time while creating an intentional head on collision while on the verge of a blackout with a \$150 billion dollar piece of equipment. We will check vitals after the interview.

Give me a break, people. There is no physical way for two opposing objects traveling at that speed to connect with such grace.

NASA is a liar. And that is all there is to it.

If you think I am making this stuff up, go find me footage of any astronauts passing through the airlock for either a spacewalk or during a docking/departure. You will not find it, because there is none. All you will ever find is the blue screen of death. And of course, today was no different.

Fake!!!

But don’t take my word for it… let’s watch this G force compilation.