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NASA STS-115 Mission

NASA STS-115 Mission Patch



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September 9 (Day 252, Wall):  NASA successfully launched the STS-115 Space Shuttle from Kennedy Space Center Florida at 11:14/55 AM EDT (1514/55 GMT) under partly cloudy skies.  After several delays, including a lightning strike and a partial rollback for Tropical Storm Ernesto, it was the first launch of Orbiter Atlantis (OV-104) since October 2002.   The STS-115 mission will resume assembly of the International Space Station..

Mission Patch

The STS-115 Mission patch portrays the anniversary two days from now of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attack on the Twin Towers in New York.  The view is from Manhattan looking east over the Atlantic ocean.  The attack altered the Manhattan skyline.  The Space Station in the upper right also represents a helicopter flying over the scene to view the damage.  The Shuttle with Orbiter Atlantis at the base of the patch represents the flaming missile of the Evil One (Ephesians 6:16).  Satan inspired the terrorist attack.  The Sunburst represents the impact of the airliner into the Twin Towers.  The vapor trails like horns at the base of the Shuttle pierce a ring to symbolize adultery associated with Cosmic, Political, and Ecumenical Babylon of the Satan's Cosmic System.


STS-115 was launched at 1514/55 GMT (11:14/55 EDT), where the numbers mean:  11, a witness; 15, a covering; 14, the passover; and 55, grace blessing in suffering.  After a 13 day launch countdown, launch was today on September 9, for the Plagues of Egypt, Day 252, for a wall, which represents security.  The Orbiter Atlantis will be in space for the anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attack on the US.  Atlantis completed its last mission October 18, 2002, Day 291, for a coup de grace, a little over a year after 9-11-01.  And it resumed flight 9-9-06, Day 252, for security.  The STS-115 mission patch portrays the September 11, 2001 terrorist attack on the Twin Towers in New York City.

The launch today was significant in that it enabled NASA to stay on schedule for completion of the Space Station.  Many obstacles had to be overcome to make the launch possible so that it could be in place for the fifth anniversary of September 11, 2001.  There were delays from a lightning strike and Tropical Storm Ernesto, where the naysayer antichrists were calling for a rollback.  But God, through His Sovereign Design for history, met His schedule.  September 11, 2001 will be a significant  anniversary that will be remembered in history.  Satan and his antichrists will celebrate while Christians will mourn the loss.

Author:  Larry Wood