Book: THE SEEKER by John Dalessiocategories: Book, Space Travel, Mars, Light Speed, Galaxies, Worm Holes, Outer Space, Space Ship, Religion, Creator, God, Universe, Science Fiction
John Dalessioabout this book: The Universe is all of matter, time, space and energy including galaxies, stars and planets. The actual size of the universe is not known. It is constantly expanding and may well be infinite. Over the centuries astronomical observations have led to many discoveries including Worm Holes and distant galaxies composed of billions of stars.
Ever since childhood, John had a fascination with the Universe, often staring in wonder at the vast bright star studded sky. He often imagined piloting a space ship through the dark reaches of space, exploring the planets in our solar system and beyond. John Alessi was a child of the 1950's when space travel was relegated to science fiction comic books.
John was an avid reader and remembered reading about the first liquid fueled rocket launched by Robert H. Goddard from his Aunt Effie's farm in Massachusetts 1926. It was 4-feet high and reached an altitude of 41 feet.
Fast forward to April of 1961 when Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin became the first human in space. In May of 1961 President Kennedy challenged the country to put a man on the moon by the end of the decade. From that date forward the space race was on between Russia and the United States. Astronauts from the U.S. and Russia walked in space.
Unmanned space craft explored Mars and Venus. In July 1969, Neil Armstrong and "Buzz" Aldrin became the first men on the moon.
All of these continuing events occurring in space from the earliest days had a dramatic and lasting effect on John as he grew to adulthood. His interest in the Universe and space travel would re-shape his future.
John was never very religious. Though raised Catholic, he challenged the existence of a God with man having been made in God's image, as recorded in scriptures. The religions of Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Taoism, Buddhism, and Hinduism all depict differences in a God or a creator.
When compared to the existence of the vast endless Universe of continuing creation, John thought there was something more . . . . . .
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