View Planet Earth from the Orbiting International Space Station
This has to be one of the most fascinating sites you can visit. I like to view two sites simultaneously (or, rather, to toggle between them):
- http://www.ustream.tv/channel/iss-hdev-payload gives a real-time earth view from the orbiting station
- http://www.isstracker.com/ enables you to plot exactly where the station is, and what part of the globe you are currently viewing.
What is really neat about the second link is that you can zoom the view and also get a map or hybrid view. And you can observe the velocity and altitude (in miles!) of the craft!
Psalm 111:2 “The works of the Lord are great, sought out of all them that have pleasure therein.”
Psalm 24:1,2 “The earth is the LORD’s, and the fulness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein.For he hath founded it upon the seas, and established it upon the floods.”
The Car That Can Fly
This is about Steve Saint, son of Nate Saint (remember the account of Jim Elliot, murdered in the early 1950s, by the Auca Indians in Ecuador?). View the YouTube video below of Steve’s invention.
(Jim Elliot famously said, “He is no fool who gives up what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose.”)
This is a fine example of endeavor driven by a real and practical need on the one hand, and a zest to bring the message of God’s love and grace, in practical terms, to people out of normal and easy reach.
Come to think of it, to buy a flying car for a price ticket of around $80,000 sounds quite good!