The Science of it All

Fantastic miniature space lander invented

When human astronauts landed on the moon they did not fear attacks from any local inhabitants since lunatics and other such crazy people only lived on earth. The possibility of any moon creatures had already been ruled out by space researchers.

Therefore, the spacecraft on which the astronauts travelled was designed to make a soft landing on a flat lunar surface, and to be gently and slowly projected into space again for the return trip to earth, after the planned research had been completed.

However, what if they were to land on a possible inhabited planet? What kind of spacecraft would they need? It would certainly need to be equipped for a rapid take-off in virtually any direction to escape a possible attack from any alien inhabitants. A complex highly sophisticated multi-directional scanning system would be required to detect the slightest hint of danger. The landing device itself would need to be constructed so that it could come to rest on any type of surface such as sharp rocks or steep slopes or even suspended from a protective overhang.

NASAT intelligence reports had revealed that a miniature prototype of just such a spacecraft appeared to already be in operation in some Eastern bloc countries. An undercover operation managed to successful hijack one of the prototypes. However, further research on the craft has been plagued by controversy over the origin of the craft. Western aerodynamics experts, who studied the captured model in a laboratory setting and managed to carry out flight tests on it, have concluded that it is a marvel of miniaturisation.

Thorough analysis has shown that it is equipped with some of the most sophisticated aeronautical instruments and landing devices. The controversy emerged however, when a search of NASAT records revealed that the existence of this tiny landing craft has been known for a long time. Modern scientists had been slow to acknowledge its highly sophisticated nature. Many researchers were forced to totally rule out the possibility that the mini-craft appeared on earth following design by an extraterrestrial being.

The general opinion seems to be that there was an original less efficient model that was fitted with two sets of double wings, upper and lower. Over a very long time of testing, it proved to be able to travel reasonably satisfactorily with the dual-wing operation. The lower wings gradually were reduced in size to just appendages beneath the remaining wings. Modern research has shown, however, that these appendages are actually vibrating gyroscopes.

This discovery has been very significant. Before this observation, rotating gyroscopes were used on low-flying aircraft as ‘turn’ and ‘horizon’ indicators, but for high-flying jet aircraft, this type of gyro was proving to be unreliable. The vibrating gyro was a unique answer to that problem. In the mini-craft it consisted of a tiny flexible rod attached to the central power unit. On the end of this rod is a bulbous formation which acts as a weight. When in flight, the rod oscillates rapidly in a fixed plane. When the craft turns or rolls, the gyro continues oscillating in the same plane and so activates various internal signals which are then converted to be read by the computer section.

Although all of the secrets of this tiny craft have not been discovered yet, it has been ascertained that it is equipped with very delicate instrumentation, including a wind-speed indicator in the microscopic antennae fitted to the front of the scanning system. The multidirectional scanning system is a marvel of miniaturisation, being comprised of thousands of infrared, UV, and visual sensors that detect movement coming from practically any angle.

For landing on rugged surfaces, the craft is fitted with forward grappling hooks, and it has four-point landing gear fitted with multi-tube adhesive pads for anti-gravity landing. This remarkable system enables the craft to land on the underside of overhanging rocks or on the ceilings of caves or buildings. The adhesive can be forced down the tiny tubes for retaining hold on such surfaces and can then be retracted for take-off.

This fantastic mini-craft is the common house fly, and it is a fact that “A whole new field of investigation into the flight instruments of insects has amazed aircraft designers as they see remarkably effective control devices packed into unbelievably small spaces.”[1]


If any person could produce such a miracle of working miniaturisation, their accomplishment would be acclaimed world-wide on the front pages of newspapers, on radio and television, and in top scientific journals. When God made the fly, however, there was just a brief mention of the fact hidden in the first chapter of Genesis.

[1] Everest, F.A., The Prior Claim, Moody Press, Chicago, pp.8–9, 1953.


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