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Echo, Space Tourism and Heaven

We were in Rockford, Illinois in 1960, and I recall standing in the back yard to watch Echo move across the night sky. I understood it was history in the making, and I gazed long at that friendly light. In the darkness, as Jerry and I stood there with Steve who was almost 3 years old, I remember singing this little song:

Little Sir Echo, how do you do. Hello. Hello. Little Sir Echo, how do you do. Hello. Hello. Hello. Hello. Won’t you come over and play…..

Anousheh Ansari

Ms Ansari replaced a Japanese businessman on the trip

Soyuz launch

The first woman space tourist has blasted off on a Russian Soyuz rocket from Baikonur in Kazakhstan. The mission is carrying Iranian-born businesswoman, Anousheh Ansari, along with a fresh crew for the International Space Station (ISS).

Ms Ansari, a 40-year-old US citizen, is thought to have paid at least $20m (£10.6m) for the mission.

All exciting, and although I may not have the nerve to do so, I would love to be a passenger on such a ship. But I’m actually waiting for the most spectacular space flight of all.

Its story is told in I Thessalonians 4:16-17:

“For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:

Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.”

By Shirley Buxton

Still full of life and ready to be on the move, Shirley at 81 years old feels blessed to have lots of energy and to be full of optimism. She was married to Jerry for 64 years, and grieves yet at his death in August of 2019. They have 4 children, 13 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren...all beautiful and highly intelligent--of course. :)

4 replies on “Echo, Space Tourism and Heaven”

I too am looking forward to that heavenly flight; all the more as I see the way the world is going. The benefits will be: No jet lag, no ears popping, no vertigo, no risk of deep vein thrombosis, no risk of recycled air getting you sick, no security issues, and best of all….ETERNAL LIFE WITH JESUS!


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