Father and son film outer space, do-it-yourself style
Like many youngsters, and those young at heart, seven-year-old Max Geissbuhler and his dad dreamed of visiting space -- and armed with just a weather balloon, a video camera, and an iPhone, in a way they did just that.
The father-and-son team from Brooklyn managed to send their homemade spacecraft up nearly 19 miles, high into the stratosphere, bringing back perhaps the most impressive amateur space footage ever. The amazing footage starts at 2:35 minutes in the video below.
The duo housed the video camera, iPhone, and GPS equipment in a specially designed insulated casing, along with some hand-warmers and a note from Max requesting its safe return from whomever may find it after making it back to solid ground. All told, father and son spent eight months preparing for their homemade journey into space, in hopes of filming "the blackness beyond our earth."
"For If We Believe That JESUS Died And Rose Again, Even So Them Also Which Sleep In JESUS Will GOD Bring With HIM.
For This We Say Unto You By THE WORD Of THE LORD, That We Which Are Alive And Remain Unto The Coming Of THE LORD Shall Not Prevent Them Which Are Asleep.
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.
Wherefore, Comfort One Another With These Words." I THESS. 4:14-18
"Looking For THAT BLESSED HOPE, And THE GLORIOUS APPEARING Of THE GREAT GOD And OUR SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST." TITUS 2:13
"After This I Looked, And, Behold, A Door Was Opened In Heaven: And The First Voice Which I Heard Was As It Were Of A Trumpet Talking With Me; Which Said, COME UP HITHER;..." Rev. 4:1
"FOR ALL THE SAINTS AND ELECT OF GOD ARE GATHERED, PRIOR TO THE TRIBULATION THAT IS TO COME, AND ARE TAKEN TO THE LORD LEST THEY SEE THE CONFUSION THAT IS TO COME UPON THE WORLD BECAUSE OF OUR SINS."-Ephrem 2;9 (370 AD)
HE WHICH TESTIFIETH THESE THINGS SAITH, SURELY I COME QUICKLY.
Say, maybe the Rapture did happen & since then, the millions of sanctimonious, lawless phonies who fancied they were Christians, but were actually unbelievers, got Left Behind. And nobody missed the vanishingly small faithful minority who didn't.
About Two Weeks Ago, At The Starbuck's Coffeeshop On North Ave. In Chicago, IL--Near The Red-Line CTA North Ave. Station--I Fell Asleep One Morning About 6am.
As I Slept That Morning, I Had A Dream That The RAPTURE Happened--That The Sound Of The Trumpet Had Passed & The Voice Of THE LORD JESUS CHRIST HIMSELF Had Already Cried Out & Called: "COME UP HITHER !".
As I Looked I Could See The Souls Of Men, Who Had Arisen From Their Graves &-Or Were Caught Up As They Were Alive On The Face Of The Earth--Flying Through The Air; That Is, Rising, Like Cloudy White Mists: Going Up To Heaven To Meet THE LORD JESUS CHRIST In The Clouds & In The Air !
As I Looked To The North-West And My Right & Left Sides, I Could See A Cluster Of Flying/Floating/Rising White Mists & Individual White Mists About 14' To 20' Long.
All Of A Sudden I Began To Rise, Along With The Other Souls/Bodies/Mists Of The Christian Dead & Living Saints.
I Remember As I Was Rising; I Said To Myself: 'This Is IT!', 'This Is The RAPTURE !', 'I'm In THE RAPTURE !', 'IT'S HAPPENING RIGHT NOW !!!'.
Suddenly, I Started To Steadily Slow Down; As I Could Hear Behind Me The Cry & Wailings Of Human Voices--The Voices Of Those Left Behind !
Then I Woke Up: As I Was Seated On A Sofa-Couch In Starbucks That Morning.