[The above is substantially the text of the program released for broadcast the weekend of August 10—12 in the radio series, " The Bible Speaks to You " heard internationally over more than 800 stations. This is one of the weekly programs produced by the Christian Science Committee on Publication, 107 Falmouth Street, Boston 15, Massachusetts.]

RADIO PROGRAM No. 19 - God, Man, and Heaven in the Space Age

HOST: Children who've never ridden on a train talk with knowledge these days about possible flights to the moon. Exploration of space fires the imagination of people everywhere. But it also raises some deep questions.

For centuries many devout people have cherished a three-story picture of the universe. On the top floor was heaven, hell was in the cellar, and the earth was in between. Today the roar of rockets is shattering this picture. For centuries people believed the earth was the center of the universe. Then they learned that our planet is only a small spot in the vast system of the universe. Now they hear we may find planets inhabited by people perhaps far more advanced than our own.

People know that flights of rockets and satellites haven't found angels or other supernatural beings in outer space. They recall the Russian comment about heaven, "We sent the astronaut Titov up there and he looked all over and didn't see it anywhere."

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