Our Amazing Spaceship Earth

Our Earth can easily be compared to a huge amazing spaceship traveling in space at an extremely fast velocity, with a remarkably efficient auto-pilot system. . Earth is mentioned in holy Quran for about 461 times, and the creator has made us aware of his greatness and the very purpose of life , with Earth as an example.

Earth- A huge spaceship

Have you ever dreamed of traveling through space?

The prospects sound exciting to most people.

We are truly hurtling through space on this giant spacecraft called Earth—at the incredible speed of 65,000 miles per hour! This is far faster than man’s speediest aircraft. At the same time, this space vehicle is spinning at more than 1,000 miles per hour. Every year we complete an entire circuit around the sun—a journey of more than half a billion miles!


Amazingly, we are already traveling through space—but without being aware of it! Planet Earth can correctly be compared to a giant spacecraft carrying on board more than 6 billion people and billions more animals and plants. American scientist Buckminster Fuller coined the fitting term “Spaceship Earth” to describe our planet.

We are truly hurtling through space on this giant spacecraft called Earth—at the incredible speed of 65,000 miles per hour! This is far faster than man’s speediest aircraft. At the same time, this space vehicle is spinning at more than 1,000 miles per hour. Every year we complete an entire circuit around the sun—a journey of more than half a billion miles!

planet Earth-1Yet perhaps the most amazing aspect of our voyage is we don’t feel the trip at all. Certainly as we travel in a car at 50 miles per hour, we can sense the velocity and see the scenery go by. But the paradox is, once we get out of the car and sit down, everything on the ground seems at rest—yet we are still traveling at an incredible speed through space.

If we finish our life’s journey with an average life span, we will have traveled around the sun some 76 times, and completed a trip of more than 38 billion miles—the equivalent of traveling several times to the planet Pluto and back! All of this without ever feeling the velocity or being aware of the trip itself.

This is just one of the incredible features of our remarkable spaceship .

What’s in the cockpit?

What if we enter the cockpit of Spaceship Earth? What do we find?

Incredibly, no pilot is aboard, but instead we find an “autopilot” system governed by carefully adjusted physical laws. Although no one is seen physically aboard our spaceship who manages the system, our planet faithfully obeys the programmed, finely tuned commands of the myriad of physical laws and completes its year-long journey around the sun, dutifully returning to its starting point only to begin yet another circuit.

What keeps the Earth in its orbit? It is mainly the gravitational force of the sun that keeps the planet on its circular path.

In this cockpit, although not seen, are the equivalent of hundreds of elaborate dials, each regulating an aspect of our planet’s features. Each dial has been carefully calibrated to permit life to flourish on the planet. You can’t see the great Engineer who set up the system, but you can measure the precision of every setting—and each one is just right!

planet Earth-3Everything— everything down to the tiniest details— is “adjusted” just right for us to live comfortably on this planet. We get a glimpse of the marvelous Designer who set up the whole system Truly, our planet is not some lucky accident since the evidence shows it was carefully designed to be inhabited by mankind and all other forms of life.

One of the really nice things about living on Earth is all of the stuff we don’t have to worry about. We don’t have to worry about running out of oxygen. There is always plenty of water somewhere on the planet. And where the soils and climate are right, we can find or grow ample food for ourselves. In short, the Earth functions as a massive life-support system for over six billion humans as well as the trillions of other life forms that share the planet with us.

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Retired as Aeronautical Engineer, and worked as a journalist for a long time. Settled down to dedicate myself to the service of the religion. Have translated holy Quran in poetry, and I am in the process of writing Tafsir. I encourage all interested to send articles to this website, where the articles shall be printed with their own names. If you like an article, please "Like' in the "Facebook box" on right side

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