1 Samuel 4:21
“And she named the child Ichabod, saying, The glory is departed from Israel: because the ark of God was taken, and because of her father-in-law and her husband.”

Some of you listening to me today are too young to remember the glory days of NASA – when the U.S. space agency put a man into Earth orbit and, a few years later, on the surface of the moon. NASA had brains and guts in those days – as evidenced by the remarkable story of Apollo 13 … or when astronauts weren’t afraid to read passages from Scripture in their transmissions from space.

Artist's depiction of the Glory satellite in Earth orbitAll of that has changed. One of NASA’s main missions now is helping Muslims feel better about their scientific accomplishments. NASA is also trying to find life on other planets to prove that evolution can happen anywhere. And the space agency is spending millions of taxpayer dollars to prove that man-made global warming is real.

So how are these missions working out? Well, a few years ago a NASA rocket, carrying a satellite called Glory, was launched, only to plummet a few minutes later into the Pacific Ocean. How sad, considering that its mission was to gather data supporting man-made global warming!

According to the Associated Press, the Glory represented “the second-straight blow to NASA’s weakened environmental monitoring program. The same thing happened to another climate-monitoring satellite [two years earlier] with the same type of rocket.” A NASA official noted that “the loss of Glory will mostly hurt projections and modeling of future climate change.”

Truth be told, the glory departed long ago when NASA became focused on missions supporting such pseudo-sciences as man-made global warming and evolution.

Heavenly Father, thank You for scientists who are involved in real scientific endeavors that benefit mankind. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.

Steve Schwartz, “NASA – The Glory Has Departed,” 3/9/11. https://creationmoments.com/resources/blog/201103/nasa-–-glory-has-departed. Photo: Artist’s depiction of the Glory satellite in Earth orbit. (PD)