Genesis 10-11 tells the story of Nimrod and his plan to build a tower to the heavens. Today, what Nimrod was attempting is rather quaint until one understands the tower was for power over mankind and for turning worship toward demons instead of the one, true God.
On April 29, 2013 the goal toward commercial flights into space came one step closer to being achieved.
Richard Branson, founder of the Virgin empire, which includes space transportation company Virgin Galactic and commercial airline Virgin Atlantic, called the achievement "without any doubt, our single most important flight test to date."
Read more: http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/226530#ixzz2SoBI06zT
This is one more step closer to Branson's goal of touring space as a regular business. What the Entrepreneur article does not talk about is this goal of Branson's and also of Elon Musk's started long before Obama cut funding to the United States' space program.
I think it is disgraceful that our astronauts have to piggy back on the Russians to get into space. Regardless of that, the epiphany of these courageous entrepreneurs to build a business into the final frontier is more than commendable. It proves more than ever that capitalism is a much stronger economic tool than socialism. There are no barriers, including the sound barrier that Branson's Virgin Galactic broke, in capitalism.
This is why God scrambled the people and their language.
Genesis 11:6 And the LORD said, "Indeed the people are one and they all have one language, and this is what they begin to do; now nothing that they propose to do will be withheld from them. 7 Come, let Us go down and there confuse their language, that they may not understand one another's speech." 8 So the LORD scattered them abroad from there over the face of all the earth, and they ceased building the city.
I like the way Webster translated it: and nothing will be restrained from them which they imagine to do.
Of course God knew that day would come when He created Adam. The fact that God had it recorded that man could do anything he imagined is huge. The only thing holding us back are our own fears and listening to the father of lies rather than to our Creator. The key concept here is that we are obligated to our Creator to bring Him glory and honor, not disgrace by pursuing our own glory and honor from perishable men.
It is an amazing thing for mere men to reach into space. I think it is even more amazing that men, without the help of government, are running a race to space in healthy competition without rancor.